Located in Bellevue, Washington, I Dance with Wood was founded by Master Woodturner, Earl Bartell, who has been turning wood creations for over 30 years. Each creation is a unique handcrafted product made with care and precision to bring out the natural beauty of its wood.
Products include bowls, platters, wine bottle stoppers, and hollow forms of all shapes and sizes. Wood types range from common hardwoods like oak, apple, pear, elm, beech, maple, and cherry to exotic woods like bobinga and cocobolo.
More About Earl
In addition to his work for I Dance with Wood, Earl participates actively in local, national, and international woodturning organizations and events. Earl served as past president of the Seattle Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) for three years. He currently serves as a board member.
In the past, Earl has taught various woodturning classes at Seattle area woodworking stores such as Woodcraft Supply and Rockler Woodworking as well as in his shop. At the AAW's yearly national symposium, he has served as a volunteer and as a mentor for teenagers and people with disabilities who want to learn turning.
Beads of Courage Program
Earl has participated in the Beads of Courage program that provides seriously ill children with handmade glass beads that serve as tangible markers of their medical journeys. Each glass bed signifies a treatment milestone that a child has gone through such as an x-ray or a surgery. Many children have quite a collection of beads and woodturners from the American Association of Woodturners partner with the Beads of Courage program to provide beautiful wood bowls to hold their beads. Earl has donated some of his bowls to this program.
Bellevue Arts Museum Kids Fair
Earl participates in the annual Bellevue Arts Museum Kids Fair where members of the Seattle Chapter of the AAW turn spinning tops for children to color and take home.
Pens for the Troops