After learning to turn at age 15, Michael Andersen won Awards for Excellence at three AAW Symposia. He also won the high-school division in the 2016 Turning to the Future National Competition and was featured in an article in the February 2016 issue of American Woodturner. 

Michael was a demonstrator at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Symposium, as well as numerous times to the New Mexico Woodturners. He also volunteers weekly at an Albuquerque high school shop class.

Inspired by the orderly chaos of the natural world, Michael’s design philosophy is to learn about many random things then smash them together.

Turning and Carving Voronoi Pattern Bowl

This demonstration will cover turning a shallow bowl and drawing the voronoi (turtle shell/cracked mud) pattern on the bowl. Michael will also demonstrate how to make your own wood burner tips from nichrome wire, the use of a wood burner to cut your pattern, the use of hand and rotary carving to bring the pattern to life, and various forms of texturing to finish off the project.