Monthly featured Artist

Donna Banfield

“New Hampshire artist Donna Banfield received her first lathe and set of tools from her husband for Christmas. That gift resulted in Donna ending her private law practice and becoming a full time woodturner.

Donna uses the lathe to turn canvases upon which she can carve, paint, color and dye and otherwise embellish. She says most of her wood comes from storm or insect damaged trees that otherwise would have ended their majestic lives as discarded waste. She takes what the trees have provided and give it a new life…”a life less ordinary”.

The WoW Family gets to enjoy the new lives of Donna’s creations when she shares her work. WoW celebrates Donna Banfield as Featured Artist of the Month for April 2018.”

The World of Woodturners site (WoW) originated in November, 2001. At its start it was the only interactive site where woodturners could post photos and descriptions of their work and engage in discussion about their art. WoW members think of themselves as a family. They are artists who have become friends and who willingly share their talents and skills. This is a place where the novice freely mixes with the seasoned professional in an atmosphere of shared respect. No one is anonymous and everyone uses their own name. From this venue has arisen some incredible art, some of which can be seen in the public gallery. Enjoy this display of fine work. Access to the site itself is at no cost, by obtaining a membership invitation from an existing WoW family member or contacting site administration at Include your name and a brief description of your woodturning experience in the message.

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