The art of turned wood.


News & Updates

It’s spring and time to get out and see the Arts

Visit us at the Art of Fire Studio (7901 Hawkins Creamery Rd. Laytonsville, MD 20882) on the Countryside Artisans of Maryland Holiday Studio Tour from April 26, 27, 28, 2019

I will be doing live turning demonstrations all day Saturday & Sunday. Come on by to see how it’s done.

Click here for more information.

*Also see us at The BIG FUNKY BluesFest Sunday June 16th at the Mount Airy Carnival Grounds
For more info & Tickets: BIGFUNKYBLUES.COM

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” 



I learned to work with wood from my father as a young child and you could say there was no 'turning' back. I find a great deal of pleasure in taking a rough piece of wood and turning it into something beautiful to see and pleasing to touch. I chose the name of my business after seeing an old, half-rotting log ‘sleeping’ on the ground, waiting for me to awaken its 'Sleeping Beauty.' I hope you will enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating them.

Michael J. Colella


A Sleeping Beauty is waiting for you...


Michael’s pieces are stunning.
He brings out the essence of each piece of wood so that it speaks for itself. Our burl bowl brings beauty to my life every day.
— Laurie Belson, Maryland