John Beaver


After 25 years as a photographer and motion picture director / cameraman, I began turning on a lathe I inherited. I was immediately hooked and started exploring woodturning as an art form. Coming up with a few ideas that had never been done in woodturning led me to pursue the craft full time.

I live in Pacific Palisades, CA with my wife Candy, and two wonderful daughters, Lauren and Rachel. When I’m not turning I enjoy Paddle Tennis, Golf, Skiing, Mountain Biking and Bocce.

Selected Awards:
2012 Niche Award Winner
2011 Segmented Woodturners: 1st Place "One Species
2011 AAW Symposium "Instant Gallery Recognition"
2011 Design in Wood: Honorable Mention
2010 Orange County Fair Woodworking Exhibition: 1st Place
     Open Form Turning, Deft Finishes Industry Award

Selected Publications:
Woodturning Magazine: Featured Artist, January 2012
American Woodturner: Ornaments, December 2011
American Woodturner: Featured Artist, June 2011
The Highland Woodturner (internet): Featured Artist, November 2011
Woodworkers West: AAW Symposium Display, May/June 2012
Palisades Post: Artist Profile, October 2010

Gallery Representation:
Del Mano, Los Angeles, CA
Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA