Turned Oak Bowl
Don Ajello

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Turned Oak Bowl
Woodturning: A turned red oak bowl and carved

2.5"h x 6 "w

Not Applicable

I was born in New York City at the close of W.W. II . My ancestry was of both Sicilian Catholic and Russian Jewish decent . My father was an inventor of scale model toys and trains as well as a hobby store owner in Manhattan . As a child , I was fascinated by the images and objects I grew up with . This early influence of model making and the use of my hands to build sparked the desire to create . Drawing and sculpture seemed like the obvious progression and I completed my education at California Institute of the Arts , California State University , Longbeach and California State University , Fresno ending with a Masters Degree in Sculpture . My current studio is in Santa Rosa , California.