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Lakeside Artisans Welcome New Artist

OSWEGO – Lakeside Artisans is proud to announce woodworker Dick Gorman as a new member of the artisan cooperative.

Dick Gorman
Dick Gorman

Gorman turns wood on a lathe to create beautiful and useful bowls, dishes, stoppers and even styluses for smartphones and tablets.

“We are delighted to have a great selection of wooden bowls and other turned items in our store again. Dick’s art really adds to the variety of items available for our customers,” said store manager and co-founder Michelle Southgate. “His pieces make wonderful gifts and are just in time for Christmas.”

Gorman is an Oswego native who now lives in Sterling.

After long career in information systems and technical support, he enjoys the opportunity to spend more time on his woodworking.

He said, “I discovered wood turning in 2009, when I attending a demonstration at my local wood workers club.After reading an article Get into Wood Turning for Less Than $600, I bought a mini-lathe, some tools and joined a turning club. Now I do most of my turning on a full-size lathe.”

Maple burl bowl
Maple burl bowl

He is a member of the Central New York Woodturners and The American Association of Woodturners.

“I enjoy passing all that I have learned on to other ‘wannabe turners’ and often recruit new members to our turning club,” said Gorman.

Lakeside Artisans is located in the Canal Commons at 191 W. First St., Oswego.

The Lakeside Artisans store is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

The store offers hundreds of one-of-a-kind fine art paintings as well as prints, glass work, Cranky Cat collectibles, woodwork, ceramics, jewelry, fabric art and much more.