Turned Bowl

Tom Frey (1937–)


Big-leaf maple burl

Gift of the artist; 2005.39.

A resident of Dagsboro, Delaware, Tom Frey began turning wood on a lathe in 1987. Largely self-taught, this craftsman specializes in turning exceptionally thin, “natural-edge” vessels such as Turned Bowl. Frey sources the majority of his wood locally and sells his work regionally through juried competitions and craft fairs. Several years ago, the artist also began turning miniature vessels, a specialized community within the wood turning community. The artist is an early member of the Biggs Museum’s Delaware By Hand artist membership and is a founding member of the Southeastern Delaware Artist Studio Tour.