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Valley Woodturners

Sam Lewinshtein


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One of a kind woodturning


Taken at Gros Morne National Park
Taken at Gros Morne National Park, NF
"I was debating if this burl was too heavy to take home"


Sam Lewinshtein is an Ottawa dentist and a woodturner.He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia dental faculty, and holds a B.Sc. from McGill University.
Sam spends his time working on a woodturning lathe, which he uses to create beautiful objects of art, such as bowls, vases, hollow forms and sculptural turnings made of wood. His most recent works incorporate delicate carvings of hollow forms.
Sam uses a varity of local woods, such as: maple, birch and cherry. He has a particular interest in ΄burls΄ which are an irregular growth on a tree trunk or root, and display a remarkable beauty of the wood΄s grain.
Each turned shape is a one of a kind artistic design.This is achieved by complimenting the inherent beauty of each burl, with a design that has unique colours, woodgrain, voids and bark incorporated into it, to expose the wood΄s natural beauty.
A number of Sam`s artistic woodturnings have won prizes in woodturning competitions.He is a member of the Ottawa Valley Woodturners and the American Association of Woodturners.


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Lidded cherry burl vessel Manitoba Maple burl vase Black Cherry burl Yellow Birch burl Spalted Yellow Birch burl
Camatillo lidded vessel Arrangement of White Oak hollow forms Black Cherry Black Cherry Manitoba Maple burl Manitoba Maple burl Camatillo flutted vessel
Camatillo vase Camuru flutted vessel Maple vessel Camatilo vessel Carved Basswood platter Manitoba Maple burl Camatillo flutted vessel
Black Cherry Yellow Birch burl Turned and carved tulip from Apple wood Yellow Birch Yellow Birch burl Manitoba Maple burl vase