David Terpening

David Terpening currently resides in Charlotte, NC.

David Terpening has been involved with woodworking since childhood, often experimenting in his father’s basement shop. Entering adult life and being confined to apartment living, he began working with veneers and inlays, eventually becoming proficient in marquetry and winning several national awards.

During the mid 1990’s, David created finely detailed ornamental boxes for collectors, utilizing the finest exotic wood and burls. He enjoyed combining different species of woods and veneers to produce dramatic visual effects.

Today, David specializes in a series of small collectible bowls. His first collection is titled the “Funnel Series." The Funnel Series is distinguished by its simple straight lines and maple/ebony accents. These bowls are created from exotic or burl woods and are finished with tung oil. The bowl shape resembles a funnel. His latest collection is titled the “Trumpet Series." Resembling a trumpet horn, this series features a sensual feel with curved lines, ebony & maple accents, and a feature ring of ebony.

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Medium Vessel

Stabilized maple
4.75" H x 6" D
SOLD

Trumpet #207

Red palm
4.5" H x 6" D
$255  (DTP 207)

Funnel #304

Maple burl
4" H x 4.5" D
SOLD

Medium Vessel

Bloodwood and black palm
5" H x 6" D
SOLD

Medium Vessel

Black palm swirl, tamarind
5" H x 6" D
SOLD