Monthly featured Artist

Peter Blair


Peter is another turner who explored the lathe in his 20’s then left it alone for 40 years while working his way up the corporate ladder. Now in his 70’s, Peter is fully retired and commits all of his time to the two loves of his life - his wife and turning! In perusing Peter’s photo album on WoW, the influence of various turners is evident in the numerous forms, motifs and embellishments that can be found in his work. He credits Harvey Fein, Betty Scarpino, Molly Winton and David DeCristiforo, most notably so, and claims they have him trying things he never would have done on his own.

The WoW family is fortunate to have Peter as an active and contributing member and is pleased to honor him as the Artist of the Month for November 2019.

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 wowadmin@shaw.ca. Include your name and a brief description of your woodturning experience in the message.

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