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About Us

Welcome to WoodDancer Studios. We are two artists, Marian Hood and Richard Gaskell.

WoodDancer stems from work we always wanted to do and put off as careers took precedence. Marian has been working with wood for the past eleven years and has developed an appreciation for hand tools. Marian worked in the basement where her bench was sandwiched between the clothes dryer and the wall. Often the top of the freezer served as a place to lay out tools and materials.

Keepsake box detail

Richard has been interested in woodturning since he saw his grandfather work on a lathe. For three years his lathe was housed in an unheated garage and he could be seen in spring and fall with a toque and heavy jacket heading for a turning session. He couldn't turn in the winter because it was just too cold. Now Richard and Marian have a small dedicated shop with lots of natural light and room for both of us to work.

We hope you enjoy seeing examples of our work. If you wish to contact either of us send us a message.

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