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Gary Ritchie

Gary Ritchie

Shelby, NC



Gary Ritchie has been “turning” trees into bowls, bottle stoppers, ring boxes and all sorts of round objects since 2000. A CPA from Shelby, North Carolina, he first got interested in the possibilities of the lathe after curiosity led him from other forms of woodworking. Gary has studied and demonstrated at John C. Campbell Folk Art School but he is mostly a self-taught artist. Membership in both national and local woodturning associations has allowed him to learn from renowned woodturning artists from around the world.