My journey into woodturning started after attending a weekend course when I left with more than just newfound knowledge – I walked away with the instructor’s extra lathe and a new passion.
Woodturning allows me to create functional, one-of-a-kind artistic pieces that showcase the natural colours and textures of wood, destined to endure for generations. Each piece of wood carries it’s on story and I find immense pleasure in bringing that narrative to life, even when I end up with a floor full of shavings and a coaster rather than the salad bowl I was sure that piece of wood wanted to be. Just like life, turning is full of surprises.
The majority of the wood I work with comes from Beautiful Vancouver Island, where I call home. However, some of the wood in my shop have tales of its own having come from faraway places. My shop being a portion of our garage that I’ve turned into my happy place.
As a woman woodturner, I’m proud of the space I hold in a traditionally male-dominated field. I hope my journey inspires women turners to pursue their dreams without hesitation.
Thank you for your time and I invite you to explore my world of woodturning by visiting my website at kathleenshort.com, by subscribing to my YouTube channel @kathleenshort and connecting with me on Instagram @woodturningbaroness
Wood Lidded Vessel Collection by Kathleen Short Measurements and wood type included with the item...
Wood Bowl Collection by Kathleen Short Measurements and wood type included with the item details....