• Governor McCrory gives out another of our Director’s bowls!
    Governor McCrory gives out another of our Director’s bowls!
  • Nice work for a first time woodturner!
    Nice work for a first time woodturner!
  • finishing a bowl in the Introduction to Woodturning class
    finishing a bowl in the Introduction to Woodturning class
  • Student makes her first bowl at NCFS!
    Student makes her first bowl at NCFS!
  • Governor McCrory gives out another Stuart Kent bowl at an event in Eastern NC
    Governor McCrory gives out another Stuart Kent bowl at an event in Eastern NC
    North Carolina Governor, Pat McCrory presents a bowl to CSX President and CEO, Michael Ward during a press conference on the campus of North Carolina Wesleyan College where officials announced that a deal has been reached between CSX and North Carolina to locate the Carolina Connector Intermodal Terminal in Rocky Mount.
  • Governor McCrory giving out one of Stuart’s bowls at a jobs creation summit in Wilson, NC
    Governor McCrory giving out one of Stuart’s bowls at a jobs creation summit in Wilson, NC
  • North Carolina Governor McCrory giving out one of Stuart’s bowls
    North Carolina Governor McCrory giving out one of Stuart’s bowls
  • presenting the first round of bowls to North Carolina Commerce Secretary Skvarla!
    presenting the first round of bowls to North Carolina Commerce Secretary Skvarla!
  • a special bowl for the North Carolina Dept. of Commerce
    a special bowl for the North Carolina Dept. of Commerce
  • reproducing a turned leg
    reproducing a turned leg
  • teaching Easy Wood Tools in Shanghai
    teaching Easy Wood Tools in Shanghai
  • bringing home an old friend
    bringing home an old friend
  • a cherry bowl for an Ambassador
    a cherry bowl for an Ambassador
  • learning segmented vessels
    learning segmented vessels
  • carving with Mary May
    carving with Mary May
  • working tight
    working tight
  • getting the hang of it!
    getting the hang of it!
  • a young one!
    a young one!
  • keep it flat and level
    keep it flat and level
    keep it flat and level
  • first bowl with Easy Wood Tools
    first bowl with Easy Wood Tools
  • making a small bowl
    making a small bowl
  • first time at the lathe
    first time at the lathe
  • 36 inch diameter, vertically laminated, segment turned walnut mirror.
    36 inch diameter, vertically laminated, segment turned walnut mirror.
    36 inch diameter, vertically laminated, segment turned walnut mirror. This mirror has been great product for Stuart Kent & Co., since designing it in 2009 I have sold a few dozen at shows in Philadelphia and High Point NC, and to individual clients. The high quality mirror glass is custom cut. The walnut frame is finished with a complex oil paint glaze, 12 hand rubbed coats of amber shellac, and 3 coats of bowling wax.
  • detail shot of curved ebony inlay and cast brass card table hinges in solid cherry gate leg tables for the Brody School of Medicine, Laupus Library
    detail shot of curved ebony inlay and cast brass card table hinges in solid cherry gate leg tables for the Brody School of Medicine, Laupus Library
    detail shot of curved ebony inlay and cast brass card table hinges in solid cherry gate leg tables for the Brody School of Medicine, Laupus Library. I made four of these tables along with a two drawer computer desk, 18 solid cherry chairs with green leather upholstered seats, and two solid cherry swivel task chairs. this was my first major commission for Stuart Kent & Co..
  • the East Carolina University Family Medicine Center, Cherry Exhibition case, for the university medical association history collections.
    the East Carolina University Family Medicine Center, Cherry Exhibition case, for the university medical association history collections.
    the East Carolina University Family Medicine Center, Cherry Exhibition case, for the university medical association history collections. this is the third major commission I was awarded from the Brody School of Medicine, Laupus Medical Library. It was also the fifth commission that I have contributed to for the Laupus Library, the first two I worked on were during my apprenticeship to my dear friend, mentor, and colleague, Master Cabinetmaker, Paul Gianino.
  • detail shot of hand painted dial with cast bronze bowl, in solid walnut tall clock.
    detail shot of hand painted dial with cast bronze bowl, in solid walnut tall clock.
    detail shot of hand painted dial with cast bronze bowl, in solid walnut tall clock. dial was designed and painted by my friend and Artist, Aaron James Earley. 4 of these clocks were produced for Hermle North America as a limited edition hand made series. Mr. Earley included a beautiful reference to my sculpture by including Amphorae in the gold filigree on the dial.
  • detail shot of hand-cut half blind dovetails on a 7 drawer mahogany chest.
    detail shot of hand-cut half blind dovetails on a 7 drawer mahogany chest.
    detail shot of hand-cut half blind dovetails on a 7 drawer mahogany chest. this piece was a commission for a friend in North Carolina.
  • Lindsey end tables. Paduak with pearl rose inlays
    Lindsey end tables. Paduak with pearl rose inlays
    these tables were initially designed as a commission for Dr. Wes Lindsey M.D. and his wife of Atlanta, GA. The desin has been a top item for Stuart Kent & Co. with variations in several hardwoods. This is the oricinal pair, in natural African Paduak with pearl rose inlays. Finished with 12 coats of hand rubbed tung oil and blended bees & carnauba wax.
  • 42 inch diameter Lekane woodturning, detail. quartersawn white oak.
    42 inch diameter Lekane woodturning, detail. quartersawn white oak.
    42 inch diameter Lekane vessel. 11 inches tall. vertically laminated, 8/4" segmented woodturning. Artist's quality oil paint glazed finish with layered clear and amber shellac, top-coated with blended bees & carnauba wax.
  • 78 inch tall amphora. white oak.
    78 inch tall amphora. white oak.
    78" tall amphora. 20" maximum diameter. laminated sections of 8/4" segment - turned quartersawn white oak. This piece is now in the permanent collection and on display at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, located in the historic Imperial tobacco building in downtown Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
  • exhibition of large scale woodturnings at the Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC, 2010.
    exhibition of large scale woodturnings at the Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC, 2010.
    solo exhibition of large scale woodturnings at the Imperial Centre.