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Struthers Turning Studio, Carnegie, PA 15106   412-337-3753   struthersturningstudio@yahoo.com
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I have been turning wood for over 10 years. I started turning because I wanted to make simple household items. I was fortunate enough to work with a wonderful turner in my area and quickly found my passion for wooden bowls. I currently make sculptural and functional bowls as well as smaller works of art such as salt and pepper mills, pens and other items. My bowl work is sculptural or utilitarian, in all I look for the natural beauty of the wood and when embellishing bowls look for the best way to enhance, not overpower the wood.   I graduated from the College of Wooster in Ohio in 1983 then moved to Western Pennsylvania where I worked as a customer service representative and manager for 27 years.

If you have questions or comments or would like more information about my work please contact me using either the email button below or by phone. 

My work is available to galleries and gift shops. If you are interested in placing my work in your store or gallery please call me at 412-337-3753.  

I offer demonstrations for groups and introductory classes for beginning level turners. Please contact me for more information.

On the right is my lathe. It is a Oneway 2436. I bought it in 2010 and have been trying to live up to it ever since.  
And a good time was had by al!
My shop has cats! They work with me on tool inspections, wood inspections and finished work inspections. Everything has to be investigated for quality. They also like to inspect the wood in the wood pile. Once they have finished for the day the shavings are a perfect bed for a nap.  Seeker is the grey, my elder statescat.  She likes quiet and clean.  Tixie is the tourtoise.  She is in charge of lathe and finished work inspections.  Kit is the tiger striped.  As the youngest and smallest she takes her duties very seriously.  She inspects everything!  And especially likes log inspection.
Seeker inspecting a lilac log
Looks like it didn't pass!
Kit checking the lathe.
Kit inspecting some fruitwood from Aliquippa.
Trixie inspecting me!
Yep, the lathe looks good in there.
Hmmm, spalted Maple, check.  Ash, check. Sycamore, check.  Yep all good!
This cherry looks good from here!
Got enough screws in here?
This ash log is ready to go!
Per Kit this ash log needs a little more time.
Trixie gets enthusiastic about log inspection.
​All images and designs © Leslie Struthers
Questions or comments? Email Struthersturningstudio@yahoo.com
Just a quick note about the pictures on this website. Many were taken by me. Others were taken by either Porter Loves Photography or Brad Knabel. If you want to share a picture, feel free, but please give credit to the three of us if you do. Thank you so much!