Having started working on Intarsia a few years ago, I concentrated on both the technical aspects of finely fitted pieces with very tight tolerances and choosing wood with colors that would compliment the entire piece. I am continually amazed by the magic of the grain patterns in the wood as the pieces are shaped and finished. After discovering some birch burls in our boreal forest I knew immediately that I needed to try woodturning. What started as an adventure has evolved into a passion and the wood never fails to amaze me. As each piece takes its shape and allows its grain to be revealed we see the gift.