Jan Bouterse

As an immigrant I marvel over the vast amount of domestic wood species in the US. I started and operated an architectural millwork company 'Hardwood Designs' in Hillsborough, so wood is in my veins. I thank Frank Penta, my neighbor , for 'turning me on' to this discipline; his unbridled enthusiasm has been infectious. As a proud member of the Chapel Hill Woodturners club I keep learning from my fellow turners.

Chen Chen Platter (12")

Maple Platter with Black Rim (12")

Padouk Platter (15")

Multi-axis Foot of Padouk Platter

Maple and Laminate Rolled Rim Platter (13")

Wormy Chestnut Platter (13")

Sapele Platter (9.5")

Footed Bottom of Sapele Platter

Mahogany and Holly Bowl (11.5")

Maple Bowl (7")

Bocote and Mahogany Candlesticks (4" x 2")

Holly Challice with Captured Rings 

(4" x 2")