Michael Armstrong is a self-taught woodturner who was born in Owen Sound and currently resides in Saugeen Shores with his wife Joan. He was one of the founding members of the Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild and through his association with other turners he has developed a strong foundation in traditional woodturning. Michael enjoys discovering the often hidden beauty found in many of the abundant local wood species but also works with exotic woods, other natural resources and man-made materials. Recently he has added a more modern approach to his efforts by producing custom cast acrylics. He embeds objects such as acorn caps, hemlock cones and beechnut husks in colourful resins to use as a starting point for many of his more functional turnings. Michael and his wife enjoy collecting these materials on their many walks through our scenic areas.
To see more of Michael’s work, visit him online at www.turnedoutgreat.ca.