Harold Dykes began working with wood as a hobby in 1970 while living in San Antonio. He became very interested in building guitars and built several between the years of 1975 and 1988.
He and his wife, Emma, moved to Boerne in 1989 and he continued to build guitars but, also became interested in wood turning and working on a lathe. He began with small, simple pieces such as pens and bowls. Looking for a greater challenge, he began designing and turning segmented vases and bowls. Harold loves the challenge of designing these special vessels.
Today, almost all of Harold’s bowls are segmented with various designs. He is constantly working on new designs and patterns in his bowls and vases. He uses many different species and colors of wood. Sometimes he mixes wood with man made materials to achieve the patterns and color schemes desired.
Harold’s finely turned segmented vessels may be seen at Artisans at Rocky Hill in Fredericksburg, Texas.