Christopher Goodhand

Where possible I try to incorporate ‘nature’s imperfections’ (knots, bark inclusion, decay, etc) into my work.

November 20, 2010 | | Artist in Residence | Arts | Back Issues | Departments | In Every Issue | Winter 2010

“Thinking of myself as an artist has always seemed strange, even uncomfortable,” says Caledon woodturner Christopher Goodhand.

“Unlike a painter, for example, most of the work I produce has a functional purpose, although on every piece I take great care to ensure it is tactile and pleasing to the eye.”

“Without a pleasing shape, the effects of mastered technique, fine finish and even the beauty of the wood itself are diminished or lost altogether. Where possible I try to incorporate ‘nature’s imperfections’ (knots, bark inclusion, decay, etc) into my work. Above all else, my goal is always the perfect shape.”

For more information: goodwoodhandturning.com.

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Signe Ball is publisher/editor of In The Hills.

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