Allan Cusworth is a Woodturner in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. His first exposure to woodturning was in highschool in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada but it was not until after moving to British Columbia in the early 1990's that Allan took a serious interest in the craft. He currently belongs to the Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild in New Westminster, the Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild in Abbotsford, as well as the American Association of Woodturners.
Allan has written numerous articles which have been published in Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement Magazine over the last few years.
Allan has studied his craft with many world class turners, at seminars, demonstrations and symposiums. He is recognized for his platters, bowls, engraved pens and his unique hollow vessels. He also creates specialized items like goblets with captive rings turned on the stem. These are popular for weddings, anniversaries, and other special commemorative occasions. He takes specific interest in hand buffing his pieces to create a shiny finish. He also creates beautiful satin finishes. His goal is to make each piece of work unique by embellishing wood grain patterns, and the natural coloration of the wood.
His platters and bowls are generally finished with food-safe materials and are meant to be used, although many become display pieces when purchased by people all around the world.
Allan's pieces are currently on display at galleries in Canada and the United States. His style is constantly changing as he searches for that special piece of wood that Mother Nature has created for him to transform into a beautiful piece of functional art.