Alabaster Designs By Guy Michaels
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Discovering a Passion...
Guy Michaels grew up in the coastal community of Pacifica, California. He enjoyed woodworking as a young man, but pursued it only as a hobby. Although he had carved a couple of pieces on the lathe in high school, Guy didn't take up woodturning again until 1989. He was 29. This time, he recognized the emergence of a passion within him, and began sharing his pieces at art festivals in Sept. 1990. On a whim to weld his talents on a new medium, he placed a piece of stone on the lathe in the latter part of 1991. When the dust settled, a unique thing of beauty was left, an alabaster turning, so thin that light transcended it, so smooth and colorful, it begged to be caressed. Guy's passion had taken a new turn, and a part-time hobby was becoming a full time preoccupation. With so much demand for his rare and unusual pieces, he quit his job as a UPS driver and took to his workshop on a full-time basis. Now a full-time artist for over 22 years, Guy lives in El Granada, CA with his wife, Shawnya and his beautiful daughters, Chelsea and Hallie.





NEW!! As a response to customer requests for lidded alabaster vessels, I've designed these unique pieces. Topped with Betel nuts, and exotic woods, these vessels can house your secret treasures. To request more information about these new pieces, please email Guy at



Guy takes enormous pride in creating each one of a kind piece, and if you find something in the portfolio that you like, please feel free to call us with your order or any questions. (Guy- 650-726-1275)
We also can create custom orders; call or email and let us know what you want.
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