Peter Drachman, a native of Baltimore and a former English teacher, acquired a lathe in 2003 and soon began creating pieces for market from cherry, black walnut, and sycamore. Peter now lives and works in Duluth, MN, where he’s been able to add local woods including birch and mountain ash to his repertoire. His bowls and serving pieces are finished with food safe oil.
“Always,” he states, “I have been pulled into the woods and I make things from the woods. I like curve. Wood is removed in my process and then I stand back and look, consider and act again. This is the contemplative creative cycle that I like the most. It is where the curve comes from.”