Just heard that Dale Nish, celebrated woodturner, passed away a few days ago. He was best known for his vessels turned from wormy ash:
More examples here.
His passing leaves a big hole in the woodturning community. I respectfully disagree with your comment about him being best known for his wormy vessels, though. He's best known as one of the founders of Craft Supplies USA, and was a very prolific teacher and demonstrator of the woodturning arts. He (and others in the Nish family) have done more for modern woodturning than anyone else I can think of.
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