May 2017

CA Finish On Bowls & Vessels

Alan Trout


San Antonio, Texas is my home and I have lived in the area all my life. My home and studio are in the Tobin Hill neighborhood at the northern edge of downtown.

The last few years I have focused my work on what I like to call my “Syntho Organic” forms. I blend brightly pigmented acrylic resins with wood and other organic materials. All are finished with a glasssmooth or soft luster finish. My daily environment influences my work more than anything else. My family, the places I go, the things I see, and childhood memories all have a significant impact on my work. I like to think I see the “abstract” in my environment.

I pour a little piece of myself into everything that I make. I create for myself, but when others get enjoyment out of my work, it makes it that much better.


More info on Alan

Feature Artist AAW 2012

Woodturning Profile 2014

Woodturning Tea Break Profile