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.