For many years Ray Ford has made his living working as an artist. Though he has studied under several notable wood turners he is, by choice, mostly self-taught, preferring to develop his talents with nature as the inspiration.
His grasp of shape and form as well as his love and respect for the materials of his craft are palpable. Each piece is one of a kind and carved from carefully dried, beautiful woods that are often rare and exotic.
As Ray put it: "To me art is beauty. I form each piece with love and patience, and it is my hope that peace and tranquility will be felt by the viewer."
Ray's pieces have won "Best in Show" and Blue Ribbon awards at many competitions. He is, without doubt, a master craftsman.