Tom Lohman began many years ago as a furniture maker then moved to laminated wood items. In the past decade he has focused on segmented woodturning creating wooden bowls and vases from a variety of exotic woods. Tom draws inspiration for his projects from Hopi and Navajo art and African baskets. Now retired from a career as an engineer, he brings this expertise to the world of segmented woodturning. In addition to creating wood turned gifts for family and friends, Tom enjoys donating items to favorite charities for raffles and auctions. While Tom’s passion is segmented woodturning, he thoroughly enjoys teaching what he has learned with others. He has demonstrated at multiple symposiums including the 2014 and 2016 Segmented Symposiums. He also demonstrated at the 2018 AAW Symposium in Portland, Oregon. His work has been featured by the AAW Segmented Woodturning Chapter of which he is a member. Tom is active in his local woodturning club and has demonstrated on both Segmented Woodturning and the “Bowl from a Board” technique at local Minnesota and Wisconsin woodturning clubs.

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