Born in Syracuse, NY in 1964, Dave Barkby moved to Dover, PA in 1972 with his family. At the age of 12, Dave began working with wood, leading to a life-long passion. Following high school, he specialized mostly in custom jobs such as kitchens, entertainment centers, stairs, and moldings. Such work brought him into the world of woodturning, where he has consistently taken the art to a higher level.
In October of 2000, he was awarded the status of Juried Member in Woodturning at state level by the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Dave’s work has been shown in many art galleries and art shows over the years throughout the United States and Europe.
All pieces are one of a kind and Dave is the only turner doing pieces in these large diameter sizes of up to 10 feet. Shear size, complexities of design, and hazards in turning have deterred other artists from attempting such feats.