Larry Katz is an accomplished woodturner living in Ottawa, Canada. He turns a variety of woods, using mostly already fallen trees from eastern Ontario and western Quebec. While Larry produces a variety of woodturning forms reflecting his personal approach to balance and proportion, he is best known for his functional salad bowls and platters. Found on tables and displayed in homes across Canada and in many other countries, Larry’s turnings are pleasing to the eye, feel good to hold, and are beautifully finished. They not only serve as attractive vessels for salads, fruit and hors d’oeuvres, they also eloquently illustrate the life history, figure and grain patterns of trees.
Larry has been showing his work at artisan fairs and galleries for two decades. He is an active participating member of the Ottawa Valley Woodturners Club. He is also a member of the Ontario Crafts Council, the American Association of Woodturners, and the World of Woodturners, an online membership site begun in Canada that brings together woodturners from around the world.