ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Beth Ireland is a nationally renowned educator, sculptor and woodworker who calls St. Petersburg home.
She is known as a woodturning specialist who takes on large commission jobs.
Beth is currently making 50 exterior balusters for the front porch of a customer in Gainesville. She also teaches woodworking and woodturning around the country, including at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.
"That’s kind of what I do for a living, but what I’ve always done on the side is art and sculpture. I’ve always taken my scraps and turned them into objects," Beth says.
Beth Ireland woodworking
Beth makes a lot of string instruments.
"I love the shapes. I feel like the stringed instrument is really a stand-in for the human figure," she says.
Beth says crafting the instruments is the perfect collection of all the skills she’s learned as a woodworker.
View samples of all her work and contact Beth at bethireland.net.
Beth Ireland Woodworking