David Morris, a Walnut Creek, California, resident, decided in 1996 to begin expressing his passion for wood by creating objects turned on a wood lathe. His creations are admired for their unique design and fine finishing. He utilizes wood that he collects in Wisconsin, California, and Hawaii.
Dave was raised in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and educated at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He utilized his degree in Chemical Engineering to manage oil-refining facilities until leaving the industry to pursue his interest in woodturning. He resides in a home adjacent to his studio with his wife Sally near Arbolado Park. They enjoy frequent visits from the families of their two delightful daughters, Kathy and Kristy, especially when those visits include their four wonderful grandchildren.
He has studied at the Arrowmont School in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and is an active member of the American Association of Woodturners. His work has won awards in judgings by his peers. In the past his work has been featured at the Walnut Creek Bedford Gallery (The Big Tree Project, the 2005 and 2008 triennial Local Voice shows) and with other sculptors at the Annual Ruth Bancroft Garden Show.
Dave continues to be very active with Habitat for Humanity, building locally and traveling on nine occasions with the Jimmy Carter Work Projects for major builds, nationally and internationally.