About the Artist
am a retired grandpa who loves to travel. On my
travels around the United States, I search for
special pieces of wood that just cry out to be
turned into something beautiful! I enjoy
hand-turning the wood into unique creations that
everyone will love.
My name is Gerry Davis. I have worked with wood for
as long as I can remember. The first thing I turned
on a lathe was a walnut ring for my wife. My wife
was expecting our first child and her fingers
swelled too much for her to wear her wedding rings.
I was hooked on wood turning from then on. I could
not do too much turning until I retired a few years
ago. I am finding that there are so many things
that can be done on a lathe that a lifetime isnít
long enough to do it all, let alone master it all.
Working with the different woods is the most
exciting part. Mother Nature has created wood with
great beauty and it is simply waiting for someone to
uncover it for all to admire. Most of the wood I
use I find in firewood piles, freshly cut trees or
are discards from cabinet makers. When I do
purchase wood from the lumberyard I look for the
wood no one else seems to want, the more knots,
curl, and character in the grain the better.
I hope you enjoy your unique wooden piece as much
as I have enjoyed creating it.