Covered in sawdust, Greg Kirkland sets his sights on the bowl spinning on his lathe. With not even a moment's hesitation, he leans in with a gouge. Ribbons of wood and sawdust fill the air as patterns begin to emerge on the bowl.
There's beauty in nature. And Kirkland's passion is finding that beauty. The key is not to make plans, Kirkland said. Instead, he follows the directions laid out in the wood's own design.
"[The wood] kind of tells me what it wants," Kirkland said. "If you plan, it won't work. If you try to fight it, you'll lose."