Daryl Rickard has been turning since the early 1990’s. Using primarily native hardwoods, he combines woodturning with carving, woodburning, texturing, and painting to create whimsical and unique pieces.
Daryl learned at an early age the power of creation. As he watched his dad work in the home shop, the sounds, smells, and feels of his dad’s shop set the foundation for his own exploration later in life.
With his first lathe, the lure of turning a raw log into a creation has become an addiction. Woodturning has become his medium of expression. The sensual nature of wood with its smell, feel, and visual appeal of grain, color, and imperfections offers Daryl just the outlet for that creativity.
The influence of dozens of the world’s best woodturning demonstrators through GAW chapter meetings and national shows has marked the progression of his work.