Tom Whalley

Urbandale, IA 

Artist's Statement

Tom Whalley is an award-winning wood artist who creates unique pieces by incorporating wood with other materials. For over 50 years, woodworking has been a way to disappear into a world of fascination and creativity. Inspired by anything that could be interpreted as a story told in wood, woodworking has never been cutting apart boards and assembling them in a different configuration, rather opening pieces of wood looking for opportunities. Having studied the works of professional woodturners, he developed his way of creating unique pieces on the lathe. To Tom, any piece of wood has the potential for stunning beauty.