Niel Stoutenburg

Wood Turner, Wood Designer, Pryographic Woodburning

Qualicum Beach

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Niel Stoutenburg lives in the Qualicum/Parksville area of Vancouver Island.
Before becoming a wood artist, Niel earned his inter-provincial certification in the machinist trade , a vocational teaching certificate and a Bachelor of Education degree. He is also an accomplished guitarist and photographer. in combining his technical background with his artistic side, Niel's work covers a wide spectrum of objects from functional to sculptural with surprising features and fine details in his finishing.
Niel has been a member of the Saskatchewan Woodworkers Guild, Saskatoon Hub City Woodturners, American Association of Woodturners and more. Learning opportunities from other members of these organizations were huge and shared freely.

Artist Statement

I like to have fun with my art, not just in the making of it, but also creating things that people admire and question. My art will often has little surprises. Like a nice form that is actually hollow, or a three legged vessel that is really one piece. I enjoy watching people's expressions change as they look closer and discover the piece.