Altitude Gallery proudly represents David Streufert from Deer Lodge, Montana.
Read on to learn about the artist's inspiration and artistic journey.
Woodworking and particularly wood turning have been my passion for over forty years. I especially like to work with native woods of Montana. Being trained as an industrial arts instructor has given me a wonderful appreciation for the beauty of different woods. After retiring from the Montana State University Extension Service a number of years ago, I have been able to devote more time to my avocation of wood turning.
I find it thrilling to work with an aspen tree that a beaver has fallen. The beaver has even removed the bark for me to speed up the drying process. Making a bowl or vase from a tree removed from a friend’s yard and then giving that turning to the friend also is very satisfying.