John Franklin

John Franklin is a wood turner from Kingston, NY, a member of the KWA -Kaatskill Wood Turners Group in Hurley, New York, a member of the Northeast Woodworkers Association, and the American Wood Turners Association. John has been turning competitively for about 20 years and has won 21 awards for wood turning at the annual NWA Woodworkers Showcase held each year in Saratoga NY. His artwork has been sold on Etsy and in Art Galleries in Ashokan, Hunter, New Paltz, Cooperstown, Old Forge, Cornwall on Hudson, The Adirondack Art School, and at the annual Fall for Art Show in Kingston, NY.

John chooses mostly local hardwoods for his artwork. His motto is “started by nature, finished by hand.” Constantly searching for the most unique wood that nature has to offer, he then turns it into a shape and applies a protective finish to enhance the wood that allows it to be appreciated for many years to come.

He has demonstrated wood turning techniques at Totally Turning Sessions, at Showcase demonstrations and topics for the AWA and local KWA groups.