Rich DeTrano


Woodworking has been my profession since 1981.  The wood I use in my pieces is found locally.  I use found wood, trees that have been removed by others, as the source of my materials. The inspiration for my work comes from what nature provides a particular species of wood. I attempt to highlight the natural features of the wood including its imperfections and peculiarities. It is the uniformity of the annual rings, the irregularities of a burl’s grain pattern and bark inclusions that are the true beauty of my work. My intention is to create a form which will allow nature’s beauty to be seen and enjoyed.


Vice President Al Gore was the recipient of one of my turnings during the presidential debates held in Pinellas County, Florida in 1996.  My work was selected by the Pinellas County Arts Council as a gift for the vice president.

Rich DeTrano, Woodturner
488 Andover Road
Ludlow, VT 05149



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