The Saltwater Artists Gallery in New Harbor is proud to show off the beautiful wood projects created by Tom Raymond, of Damariscotta. He bought his first lathe when he started woodturning in high school. It has always been part of his life.
Raymond received a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering from Maine Maritime Academy. His natural talent and aptitude for precision and accuracy served him well throughout his 35-year engineering career, in addition to enhancing his skills as a fine craftsman.
After retiring, Raymond returned to making bowls, using as many as 16 different kinds of wood. The contrasting wood colors in the segmented designs are unique to each bowl. They are finished with five coats of polyurethane gel followed by wax.
Raymond has been an active member of the Maine Woodturners. His beautiful creations can be purchased at Saltwater Artists Gallery in New Harbor, on Bristol Road/Route 130, a quarter-mile before the Pemaquid Lighthouse. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more at saltwaterartists.com.