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.

Today Daryl turns predominately native hardwoods collected throughout the southeast.  Many of his pieces are then carved, textured, and painted to enhance the form.

Wood is a dynamic medium.  It is moving and changing all the time.  Each piece in its raw form speaks to a creation within.  Daryl enjoys the challenge of finding the form within.

Active in local turning clubs, Daryl has attended several woodturning symposiums throughout the country and has had the privilege of seeing and meeting many of the best woodturners in the world — all of which have had their influence on his turnings. He is currently a member of the Georgia Association of Woodturners and the American Association of Woodturners. Daryl has won multiple ribbons for his turnings in various shows.

Daryl lives in Peachtree City, Georgia, with his wife, Darby, and dog, Prancie.


Thank you for your interest in Daryl Rickard’s work.  If you’re interested in learning more about Daryl’s work, upcoming shows/gallery exhibits or in purchasing a piece, please submit your information using the form, and we will get back to you shortly.

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