Makin’ Bowls at the N.C. Museum of History

North Carolina Museum of HistoryRaleigh, NC – As part of the statewide 2nd Saturdays series, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh presents Makin’ Bowls, featuring woodworker Louis Sachs. Stop by the museum on Saturday, July 14, from 1 to 3 p.m., when this talented woodworker will show bowls at various stages of completion and demonstrate a few techniques. Admission is free.

“Turning bowls on a lathe is my preferred form of meditation,” says Sachs, also known as “Bowl Man.” “There is something to be said for taking a section of tree and turning it into a work of art!”

Sachs, a resident of Henderson, worked in a family woodcraft business for more than 20 years before a television program inspired him to try turning bowls on a lathe. Today his online portfolio includes bowls, stylus pens, cutting boards and other items. The Museum Shop has an assortment of Sachs’ creations available for purchase.

“Most people look at a tree and don’t really think about it,” adds Sachs. “I look at a tree and visualize natural-edge bowls with moss growing on the bark.”

For more information about this or other programs at the N.C. Museum of History, call (919) 807-7900, visit or find us on Facebook. For additional information about Sachs Woodcrafts, visit