Norma’s Creations

About Us

Our Family:

 

Kadia: 15 month old Aussie/Healer puppy

 

Sage: 14 year old Calico who thinks she’s the boss.

 

 Norma: Sole Owner of NorWal Creations 

I began a love of wood and making things while watching my dad whittle beautiful figures out of wood. I was born in Long Beach California, my dad was in the Navy so we traveled a lot to some wonderful places. I always had a love for wood objects and a fascination of how they were made. One day I thought I would give it a try and found that I enjoy working with wood, working with wood is like breaking open a geode and discovering hidden treasure. I love beginning with a freshly cut “green” log mounted on the lathe and continuing until the turned form has reached its final shape. But this is usually not the end of the process. I generally prefer to enhance the turned object with the addition of carved decorations, varying textures, and/or the application of color. I sometimes enhance a turning by carving a textural motif inspired from plants. Or enhancing it with hand crushed turquoise. I view wood as a medium for exploration and not just a material that has a pretty grain pattern.

The woods I prefer to work with are often those rejected by other woodcrafters because of flaws and imperfections. Knots, bark intrusions, cracks and even decay can steer the process in unexpected directions.

After retiring from 20+years working with Computers I decided that wood was my destiny, with retiring, wood became my full time passion.

Also:  I have three wonderful sons and nine grandchildren.