is the most spontaneous method of
making something of wood," says Nick Cook.
"The lathe allows much more freedom in
shaping wood than any other hand tool."
known woodturner, Nick Cook lives in Marietta, Georgia, where
he owns and operates his studio. He grew up around his father's
woodworking equipment and became interested in the art of woodturning
in the mid-70s after several years in furniture design and manufacture.
founding member of the American Association of Woodturners,
Nick served six years on the board of directors, including
one as vice president.
addition to creating one-of-a-kind pieces and his staple gift
items, Nick teaches and lectures on various woodturning topics,
has written articles for several woodworking magazines, and
produced two woodturning videos.
primary materials that he now uses are maple, cocobolo, and
tagua nuts. He employs a variety of woods, both domestic and
exotic for his one-of-a-kind pieces. Nick's work is marketed
in gift shops and galleries from coast to coast and is included
in numerous corporate and private collections. You can also
find Nick selling his pieces at craft fairs in the Southeast.
a look at Nick's Formal
Bio for details about galleries and exhibitions with
his work, seminars and workshops he has presented, articles
has published, and more.