September Demonstrator – Eric Lofstrom

Eric Lofstrom“There is nothing more powerful than being inspired by an idea and having the confidence to create that one-of-a-kind piece on the lathe…this is what woodturning is all about!”- E.Lofstrom

In addition to exploring my own creative voice, I also am very passionate about sharing the journey with others. Teaching and demonstrating woodturning techniques allows me to share what I have learned and allows a dialogue with others to stir our creative juices.

I am increasingly conscious of the importance tool control plays in creating pieces. I believe it is not only important to know which techniques work but also why they work. As a passionate teacher and woodturner, I hope to impact the world of woodturning by helping others build confidence in tool control and developing their own voice in woodturning!

I plan to turn both a cut-rimmed and irregular-rimmed bowl using traditional turning tools. My demonstration will highlight tool control used in finessing a graceful curve in addition to cutting and scraping techniques aimed at minimizing the need for sanding.

You can access my website ( for electronic handouts on bowl turning:

Translucent bowl turning handout

Spear-point scraper