Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Tom Elliott started out creating turned bowls and vases. He has expanded into other wooden objects and concentrates on natural living edge pieces such as cutting boards, tables, benches, boxes, functional and non-functional wall art and even stringed wooden folk instruments. His work explores the relationship between traditional artisanal items and art in the post industrial world.
Tom has spent most of his working life in business. In his early 50’s he drew upon high school shop training to begin turning wood objects. As his love of wood turning and wood art developed, he has focused on exploring the natural beauty of local trees. Tom uses recycled local woods from blow downs, old fences, and shipping pallets as feedstock.