Judy acquired an interest in wood at an early age while helping her dad build their house. Her first exposure to a lathe, was while she was attending classes at the Kansas City Art Institute and building furniture. She is an active member of three local and one national woodturning associations. Judy has studied with elite turners from around the world and continues to learn and explore new avenues.
She loves to collect and use many exotic woods from a variety of countries. The more unusual the wood, the more attracted she is. Her love of wood and nature is expressed through the exquisite craftsmanship of her work.
Judy has woodturnings on display at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and at various galleries. She has also had work published by The American Association of Woodturners magazine and in a Woodturning Projects Book.