Jerry Rhoads Woodturning


Artist Statement

I enjoy taking a piece of wood and unleashing the beauty inside.

I have been working with wood for over 30 years, turning seriously since 2002. I am self-taught, continually attend forums, demonstrations, and other woodturning events to gather information and enhance my skills.

I enjoy making pens, bottle stoppers and bowls. Turning large bowls is my favorite. Most recently I have begun turning vases and other hollow forms, also I have started adding texture and/or color to some my pieces. However, I like the natural color of wood the best.

It is all about the wood.



Artisan Fair 2016

Effingham, IL

First Place Earth

Arts in the Park 2016

Canton, IL

First Place - Wood

Art in the Park 2016

Ottawa, IL

First Place