Monthly featured Artist

Barry Todd

Barry claims to be self-taught for the first five years of turning, firing that teacher in 2014 and finding a new mentor. Joining WoW in 2016, we see the influence of the new teacher and the growth of Barry’s work from there. We’ll have to take Barry’s word that his first teacher didn’t know much! Not content to work a niche, Barry has explored many styles; playful, serious, traditional and experimental. Not many turners can navigate so many avenues as effectively as Barry has.

The WoW family is fortunate to have Barry as an active and contributing member and is pleased to honor him as the Artist of the Month for May 2022






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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