Nathan Favors*

Bakersville, NC | Provisional Member

Nathan Favors spent much of his life running his own landscaping and tree removal business with the help of his six sons. Through the years Nathan was exposed to a large variety of tree species and gained a huge amount of respect to nature and all its beauty. This also instilled in his mind a desire to find a way to preserve this beauty, not just destroy it.

In 2000, Nathan came across the opportunity to visit a woodturners’ exhibit. After witnesses this ancient art form he saw how this was a way to see his dream of transforming trees that he had grown to love into works of art that he could share with the world. From there, Nathan embarked on a journey to master this ancient craft. Through observing methods of lathe work and through trial and error, Nathan taught himself the craft and hasn’t looked back since.