About Phil Evans

Artist Statement

I began creating wood turnings in 2010. What began as a curiosity quickly evolved into a passion. I cannot explain the thrill of taking a piece of wood that has no apparent attributes, mounting it on a lathe and finding the true beauty of the interior. Many times it is astounding as to the awe that one can find inside a nondescript ‘chunk’ of wood.

Many of the finished pieces may be completed in a matter of a few hours. Many others take days to complete. There are also the pieces that no matter how hard I try they just are not worth completing. That is the nature of wood.

 

 

About Phil Evans

Phil Evans is a woodturning artist, business owner, and farmer from Rockingham County, VA. Along with creating woodturnings, he also raises approximately a half a million chickens a year. He and his wife, Ramona, also own and operate P & R Distributing– a small, community-based company serving the needs of local and global farmers by providing quality on-the-job products such as Trend Air Shield full-facial masks. Phil and Ramona also own and operate the Clear Spring Homestead, a bed and breakfast located in Dayton, Virginia.

 

 

Materials

I can not explain the thrill of taking a piece of wood that has no apparent attributes, mounting it on a lathe and finding the true beauty of the interior. Many times it is astounding as to the awe that one can find inside a nondescript ‘chunk’ of wood.

Phil Evans

Woodturning Artist

Each woodturning piece is one of kind, crafted from natural hard wood. The shop showcases works derived from the following species:

  • Ash
  • Box Elder
  • Catawba
  • Maple
  • Poplar
  • Red Oak
  • Sassafras
  • Silver Maple
  • Spalted White Oak
  • Sycamore
  • Walnut
  • White Oak

Contact

For purchasing inquiries, custom orders, and to schedule studio visits

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Clear Spring Homestead

Phil and his wife, Ramona, also own and operate Clear Spring Homestead. Rich with history and nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Clear Spring Homestead is ideal for a rural weekend getaway, office retreat, or special event venue. Clear Spring Homestead offers a variety of services such as bed and breakfast style lodging, conference facilities, and more. Clear Spring Homestead is located roughly 5 miles from James Madison University campus, and about 2.5 hours from Washington, D.C.

Handicap accessible facilities are available for guests.

 

 

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Memberships and Associations

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Central Virginia Woodturners