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Midwest Wood Art

Joan (Joni) Overhouse

Pen turner/pyrographer

After retiring from Flexsteel Industries after 35 years Joni took a class on bowl turning in 2008. She wasn't impressed, so she gave up turning until 2011 when she was talked into taking a pen turning class and fell in love with pen turning. Since then she has made and sold a bunch of pens and likes making acrylic pens the best.

Joni and I were at the American Association of Woodturners 25th Anniversary Symposium in St. Paul, Minnesota touring the vendors area.  Joni noticed someone demonstrating pyrography/woodburning and asked me if I wanted a woodburner for Christmas.  I said "I guess so", so she bought one for me?  She kept watching the pyrographer and asked a bunch of questions.  Long story/short, She does the pyrography and water coloring on my turnings now.