Hand-turned Art and Home to WingStalker Calls
Central Arkansas native John Wilkins has been playing with tools almost all his life. As a child, he found himself grounded a few times for taking apart his parents’ household items just to see how they worked. He inherited a love of woods from the maternal grandfather for whom he was named, a long-time lumber inspector in northeast Arkansas. He has built furniture and created scroll saw decorative art, but his true love is woodturning – bowls, vessels, game calls and gift items turned on his lathe.
John is a member of the American Association of Woodturners, charter member and vice president of Diamond State Woodturners (a chapter of AAW), a past vice president of Arkansas Woodworkers Association, and a member of Central Arkansas Woodturners. His work can be found on display for sale at the Historic Arkansas Museum Store in Little Rock.