David Barkby At the age of twelve, Dave Barkby began working with wood, leading to a life-long passion. Following high school, he specialized mostly in custom jobs, which brought him into the world of woodturning, where he has consistently taken the art to a higher risk and level.
Barkby Woods was established in 1991 in Dover, Pennsylvania. Dave is an internationally known artistic wood turner, who is best known for his wall sculptures, which range in size from 36-120 inches in diameter. Dave makes several trips a year to California to hand pick each and every burl. Over the years, he has become very adept at choosing the best burls to produce the highest quality and unique woodturnings.
All pieces are one of a kind and Dave is the only turner doing pieces in these large diameters. Sheer size, complexity of design and hazards in turning have deterred other artists from attempting such feats.
In October of 2000, Dave was awarded the status of Juried Member in Woodturning at the state level by the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman. Dave’s work has been shown in galleries and art shows all throughout the United States and in Europe
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