Michael J McCarty is a local wood turner, he has been perfecting his craft for 6 years now.
Michael states in his journey to learn wood turning he followed all of the rules and techniques. His pieces were perfect looking, just as they are supposed to be. But then he noticed that wooden items made in China that looked almost the same. He realized these perfect pieces of wood could be digitized and mass produced by machines.
He then realized that wasn't the direction he wanted to go in. He now listens to the wood, he uses non traditional pieces of wood, like recycled or found wood, and soft wood he has to treat with a hardener before turning it.
He says he doesn't want to create pieces that have the created version of perfection, he wants to create something different and unique, and the imperfections are what make his work stunning and perfect.
It is clear Michael is a craftsmen who loves his work and he puts time into each pieces.
We have a few of his pieces here at the gallery now, and are exited to have more in the future!
Tonight is the Art Crawl! So you can see some of Michael's pieces on display from 6-9 pm, or you can come out during one of our regularly posted business hours!
Wednesdays 11-3 (but we will be closed on June 12th)