Welcome to Hal Metlitzky's Turnings website.  As an artist, I find it very rewarding when my artwork inspires in others the emotional and visceral reactions that I felt in creating the piece.  This site was generated as a way to share my work with other people, and hopefully bring to them an enjoyment of the beauty of wood and wooden art.

I love doing segmented work as I am fascinated by the challenge of incorporating engineering design into woodturning.  The interplay of these techniques, along with carefully selecting from the wide palette of vibrant colors found in exotic woods, enables me to create the intricately patterned segmented art you can see in my website gallery.

Most of the turnings shown here are either in collections or have been gifted.  Any bowls that are currently for sale are noted under the photo in the gallery section.  If you are interested in any of the already-gifted articles that are not listed for sale, I am open to being commissioned to produce something similar.  Please be aware that every bowl is unique and I cannot reproduce an identical article.