Steve Cook have two rotations. In the first, he will turn a 10 inch pepper mill and will discuss various design, drilling, fitting tenons, finishing and hardware assembly. He will also turn a salt shaker that uses no hardware. Examples of finished mills and salturns will be displayed. Steve’s second demo will be turning a Kaleidoscope where he will talk about design based on mirrors and other material choices, sources, drilling and fitting, assembly and design options.
Steve discovered woodturning after moving to Savannah, Georgia 18 years ago. He became passionate about this art which lead him to become an integral member of the Low Country Turners. The past six years he has held the leadership role of president of this club.
Steve shares his talent with the community in hopes to inspire future wood turners. He does this through hands on demonstrations as well as instructing at his shop. Steve has a continuing relationship with Savannah College of Art and Design. He helps students develop their turning skills for their industrial design and furniture projects. Steve teaches at John C. Campbell folk school. Steve really enjoys the teaching process of working with beginners and younger students.
Steve owns and runs Coastal Wood Design, a wood shop specializing in architectural turnings, turned gift items, cutting boards and custom projects such as furniture, historic windows and custom kitchens. Steve sells his work through local stores, online and designers.