Gilles McInnis (Artiste invité)

Wood turner Magog

I am an arts and crafts artist who came back to professional practice 4 years ago. I always worked with wood, as a carpenter and a cabinetmaker. It is my material of choice. Thanks to turnery, I am rediscovering it once again.

In my work, I experiment with green wood which results often in unique or utilitarian objects as well as expression objects made from turned wood. For this piece, I drew my inspiration from the tree’s shape. I also produce objects made from green wood in small very limited series packaged upon purchase.

I also turn dry wood that I blend with engineered wood derived from industrial processing. These products stand out by the colour I apply on them.

Since I am also a cabinetmaker, I like to create furniture and at times customize it.