September Demonstrator – Tones Briggs

“Tones” (AKA-Dennis Briggs):

Woodturning for me began back in 1998 after meeting Ted Bartholomew at a turning exhibit at Seattle Center. I attended one of Ted’s Saturday classes and was immediately hooked. Subsequently I have had the opportunity to attend a number of symposiums, meet a number of great woodturners, as well as having participated in hands on classes from some of the best. I have also had the privilege and honor of being able to turn regularly with David Schweitzer, a great friend and mentor.

I continue to enjoy turning hollow forms, natural edge bowls, ornaments and finials and strive to hone my skill with each turn I am involved in.

Most recently I have begun to explore the Asian “rice bowl” as its form, function and simplicity continue to intrigue me. I will share some of these discoveries with you as your demonstrator for this month. My hope is that this will stir some of you to explore this area along with me.