About the artist

Anastasia Cheetham

anastasiaMember, Toronto Woodturners Guild
Member, American Association of Woodturners

The beauty of wood has always attracted me. I first tried woodturning in 2012 and fell in love with the art – with the process of woodturning, of seeing something take shape under the chisel.

bowl-mounted Unique grain patterns and naturally occurring colours inspire me to create, using exotic and locally sourced woods. Bowls, bottle stoppers, pens, spinning tops, candle holders… I am constantly challenging myself to try new forms and techniques.

In February 2016, I left my job as a software engineer to focus on woodturning. I have a small workshop in the basement of my Toronto home, where I try to spend time every day, learning and developing my skills.