Tom Raymond began turning wood bowls in high school and bought his first lathe in 1949. Turning was put on hold while he was in the U.S. Navy and then worked full time as an engineer. Raymond began full-time woodworking after retiring to Damariscotta in 1995. The contrasting wood colors in his segmented designs are unique.
Raymond’s many different designs can be seen at Saltwater Artists Gallery, 3056 Bristol Road, Pemaquid (Bristol), just before the lighthouse. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.