Michael Askew started working with wood as a teenager, and has always had some project going on in his workshop.  In the last 7 years, Michael has taken up the art of woodturning, and particularly enjoys segmented or constructed wood turnings.  Working with exotic woods with rich colors and grains, Michael creates vessels from a number of different wood patterns and tones.  Michael cuts angled segments from the boards, glues them into perfectly fitting rings, and then stacks them to create the shape of the vessel.  Once the rings are stacked and dried, the finished turning begins, followed by sanding and polishing (for what often seems like forever...)  Michael will be working in the gallery studio this summer with new constructed and solid wood vessels.