My name is Al Newman, I was raised in New York and presently reside in a suburb of Boston. I retired in 1992 from the occupation of master carpenter and physicist. I am an accomplished artist with oil on canvas for the past 20 years. Those paintings are hanging from coast-to-coast in America and as far away as Japan. About ten years ago I acquired a wood lathe and split my time between the canvas and turning fresh hardwood logs into naturally shaped wooden bowls. I also keep myself busy creating individually customized solid wood furniture including but not limited to small tables, picture frames, cabinets and Torah Arks.