Mike Mahoney has been a professional wood turner since 1994. His bowls are featured in galleries across the United States. Mike's work is sought after by collectors all over the world. Mike is often requested to demonstrate and teach for wood turning clubs, craft schools and symposia. He has traveled around the world to discuss and demonstrate his craft. He is considered an authority in woodturning.
For more information on attending Mike's classes, see the workshop info sheet. For more discussion on woodturning, read Mike's blog at mikemahoney.bowlmakerinc.com
"I am passionate about my craft and the American Craft movement. I am dedicated to producing quality craft and educating the public about woodturning. My wood comes from urban sources (tree trimmers and local cities). I produce all my work on the lathe without any emblellishments after the fact, creating a very traditional feel with contemporary ideas. I want my work to be attractive as well as useful. For my work to be admired is one thing, but for my work to be used fulfills my purpose as a craftsman."
"Americans will habitually prefer the useful to the beautiful and they will require that the beautiful be useful."
- Alexis De Tocqueville, Democracy in America (1840)