Ivan Wasylyshen

Ivan Profile ImageMy inspiration began several years ago with a simple, natural edge aspen bowl purchased at a Montreal gallery.

Shortly afterwards when I expressed interest in woodturning, my wife bought me a lathe for my birthday.  I soon began experimenting with several varieties of wood including maples, walnut, oak, koa, cherry and purple heart.

I’ve currently been implementing inlays using metal powders, paints and dyes.

As a means of creative expression, I find the art of wood turning very rewarding.  A side benefit is making some meaningful friendships with other members of the guild who are there to be supportive and offer valuable tips from their own personal experiences.