Artist Bio

In 1994, I fell on my head while rock climbing and was in a coma for a week. After I awoke, I slowly realized that I had been dealt a different set of cards and that if I wanted to continue with a life similar to my pre-accident one, I had a lot of work to do. It took me several years to accept my new being and what it is capable of doing. I am now quite content with my simple existence.

One of my favorite “pacifiers” is working with wood.

In the winter of 2012, I was introduced to turning bowls on a lathe. I fell in love with it immediately. Searching for unique pieces of wood and exposing the beauty that is inside is very satisfying for me. Because every piece of wood is different, it is always an adventure.

I hope you enjoy the fruits of my labors.

You can find me at the weekly Farmer’s Market in Ketchum ID during the summer season, Tuesdays 2-6 at River Run Parking Lot and at various shows throughout the west all summer. I also welcome visitors to my shop in Stanley ID if you are passing through. Please see contact info for specifics.

Sean Petersen