No, it isn't my shop. Sigh, I wish. I still haven't taken up wood turning. It is on my never ending "to try someday list" though. This new shop belongs to my cousin, artist, Ken Chase. Hmmm, maybe I can convince him to have me over and teach me how to do it. It seems scary, would be nice to have a pro give me a lesson.
Ken adds woodburnt details and carvings to his turned forms - a style that is completely unique to him. Come to think of it, I'm sure you could draw a parallel between Ken's unique woodburning on turnings style and my woodburning on toys style. Subconsciously I probably got the idea from him in the first place. So if you see other woodburnt toys you know where to trace it all back to...Ken Chase!
He gave me one of his pieces and it sits above my fireplace in the built in nook in the wall and it is the first thing you see when you enter my house. His work is delicate yet sturdy somehow.