About John Walker
John Walker has been a teacher for over thirty two years. The first fifteen years of his career were spent as a wood shop teacher and the next seventeen years as a middle school technology teacher.
John is now retired and can spend unlimited amount of time playing at the mill. His other passion is the time spent catching and raising turtles. Each bench proudly displays a wood branding of a miniature box turtle.
A note from the artist himself: "The wood used comes from trees which have fallen naturally through - out the beautiful upper Hudson Valley. The benches are crafted following the natural curvature andflow of the wood grain; and no two are alike."
The salvaged wood can be used for many different purposes. The stairs on the right are just one example of John Walker's ability to transform old into new.