One of a kind woodturning
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
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
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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