I have a passion for wood, what lies beneath the bark. I love its color, its smell, its texture, but most of all, its potential.
I'm Greg Bloxom and I've been a woodworker since childhood. I'm a self-taught segmented woodturner who has been making bowls and vessels for 20 years. I live in Jenks with my wife Laura and shop assistant Jasper, my Golden Retriever! I have attended numerous workshops around the country and I'm a member of various woodturning associations dedicated to enhancing my craft. For a more in-depth look at my studio, segmented turning, and galleries of work, visit https://www.gbbowlworks.com.
I've been a woodworker as far back as I can remember. As a toddler, my dad gave me a hammer, a box of nails, a scrap piece of wood, and I was hooked. Fast-forward a few years, my interest in woodworking evolved, and I began focusing on lathe work, zeroing in on segmented turning. The allure and beauty of segmented turning is the ability to take various species of domestic and exotic hardwood, combining them into intricate patterns and shapes, resulting in a unique and one-of-a-kind piece. No stains, dyes, paint or coloring of any kind is used in the process; the color you see is the natural color of each species of hardwood used. The evolution of a piece made in my studio starts with an idea, an image, a glimpse, a shape, a sketch, and ends up on my lathe. A stack of hardwood is cut into hundreds, sometimes thousands of individual segments, then glued, turned, sanded and finished before ending up on someone's mantel, display case, bookshelf, or dining table