"To some people woodturning is more than a hobby, it becomes an extension of their creativity and artistic endeavors. This month our Feature Member is Colin Delory - Woodturner. We know you will be as amazed as we were when you see the kinds of turnings this dedicated and talented artist creates "
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Colin Delory was born in England then emigrating to Canada as a pre-teen. His formal education took place in Winnipeg, Manitoba a beautiful province with tremendous contrasts in terrain and climate. Colin spent 38 years as a project engineer and engineering manager in the telephone industry in both Manitoba and BC. An exacting career that no doubt helped to formulate his precise accuracy and patience in later years when he took up woodturning.
On retiring in 1997, Colin took up woodturning and began turning out some exquisite works. As a lover of wood, he enjoys reclaiming "prunings" of various tree species and other so-called waste woods, which he then turns into bowls, ornaments, urns, and other works of art. Colin has a particular knack for combining woods as one can plainly see from the pictures of his work. He appears to take great delight in combining different colors and textural characteristics in producing his unique turned works.Colin is also and active member of Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild and the Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild, both clubs boast of having extremely talented turners. He is also a member of the American Association of Woodturners, a move that rounds out his international diversity.