Black Walnut Hollow Form by Gene O'Donnell

Black Walnut Hollow Form by Gene O'Donnell

Four friends with a passion for woodturning formed the Turning Arts Group, LLC in 2009 with the goal of creating a body of art that showcased our individual talents, while providing an environment to continually challenge ourselves to take our art to the next level.

Space Needle Box by Bob Hunt

Space Needle Box by Bob Hunt

Pyrographed Cherry Celtic Bowl by Ed Malesky

Pyrographed Cherry Celtic Bowl by Ed Malesky

Tom Grzybala, Bob Hunt, Ed Malesky and Gene O’Donnell comprise the group and each one brings a unique focus to the art of woodturning. The group produces both functional and art pieces from native and exotic woods reflecting the beautiful forms contained in the woods. Many of the pieces are embellished with carving, piercing, pyrography and coloring techniques to further enhance the work.

The Turning Arts Group has had their work displayed in several galleries in Jacksonville, Florida, as well as participating in local art shows.

Olive Wood Lidded Vessel by Tom Grzybala

Olive Wood Lidded Vessel by Tom Grzybala