Elementary teacher by day and woodturner by night, Eric Lofstrom is a dynamic and passionate teacher. He empowers others with knowledge and understanding coupled with skill and tool control to expand their woodturning experiences. With a diverse repertoire of woodturning instruction, Eric’s specialties include facegrain and endgrain bowls, fitted lid boxes and containers, hollow forms, multi-axis sculptural pieces and surface embellishments. As a professional woodturning demonstrator and instructor since 2006, Eric is increasingly conscious of the importance tool control plays in creating pieces. Eric’s unique expertise in biomechanics and understanding of tool design permeates his teaching with a constant focus on technique. As a seasoned teacher, Eric communicates complex concepts in easily understood language. Eric believes it is important to understand the “why” and “how” of technique, not just the “what”. As a passionate teacher and woodturner, Eric’s exuberance will inspire your world of woodturning with confidence to develop your artistic voice! Eric is well known throughout the Pacific Northwest as a premier teacher of woodturning skills and creator of wood art. His demonstrations and hands-on classes are highly acclaimed by AAW clubs, woodworking stores and symposiums; Creativity in Woodturning Symposium in Washington State (2008 and 2009), Oregon Woodturning Symposium (2015), and Utah Woodturning Symposium (2015).