Jeffery L. Salter, Artist
mission is to reveal the inner beauty of wood with
one-of-a-kind shapes that highlight natural
characteristics often unseen.
Jeff Salter has been creating beautiful hand turned artistic
wooden pieces in his studio in Ann Arbor MI, since 1993.
A woodworker since childhood, Jeff now turns for
galleries and private collections in the Midwest.
Inspired by the natural grain patterns of each piece of
wood, Jeff creates the optimum shape to expose the
normally unseen inner beauty. He invites you to caress
each piece to truly experience the wonder of these
Jeff harvests most of his wood
from the Midwest area, primarily from trees that have
fallen from severe weather, natural causes, or land
development. Raw wood is carefully selected for its
unusual characteristics, turned to a rough shape,
allowed to dry for 3-9 months, then re-turned to final
dimensions and finished. The domestic wood he uses is
often complimented with accents of exotic wood to create
a one-of-a-kind composition. Jeff finishes his works of
art with lacquer, or a combination of non-toxic oils and
wax. His pieces include bowls, boxes, urns, vessels, and
spinning tops ranging from finger tip size up to 30 in