Have you ever looked at a rotten oak burl and thought, “Man, that’s beautiful?” Phil Holtan has. Plenty of times. Phil is a master wood turner in Perham. He’s been working with burls and fungus-infested woods for thirty-five years. Phil teaches the fine craft of wood turning from his studio, but only when he’s not busy as the pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church. Phil’s part of a wood turning exhibit on now at New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. He joined us over the phone to talk about turning and the exhibit.
Cheap Suit are in Studio K for a live in-studio performance with Radio K.