Meet Our Artisans

Thomas Ilowiecki

Knot Art

I have been turning wood for more than 25 years and enjoy turning small projects such as wooden jewelry.
All my wooden jewelry is made from salvaged wood found in SWVA. The wood comes from power line clearing, my fire woodpile and from friends and neighbors. My system of segmenting allows me to use small pieces of wood. Some of my wood comes from knotty board, thus the name Knot Art.
My jewelry won first place in category at the Woodcarvers & Woodturning Symposium in Gray, TN in March 2007.