Prices do NOT
|Due to the
nature of the
work, sizes are
Wood: Pecan #1233
3" x 10"
#0875 7" x 6"
#0945 7" x 9"
Wood: Red Oak
#2011-34 10" x 7"
5" x 12" $100.00
#0570 6 x 11
Gum Burl !0" x
6" x 9"
Wood: Birch #1208
6" x 5"
7" x 5" $65.00
Wood: Tulip Poplar
with Cedar insert #0836
10" x 17" $350.00
|Donnie at Arts
on the River
Donell (Donnie) Crocker
6064 Morningside Dr.
Columbus, Ga. 31909
Donell (Donnie) Crocker a native of Phenix City, Alabama, graduated from Central High School in 1964,
drafted in 1968 and after two years in the Army attended CVCC, and received an Associates Degree in
Business. In 1986 he married Carol Hardy, a very talented pencil artist, whom he met at Litho-Krome
Company. Donnie worked for Litho-Krome Company for approximately 36 years and retired in 2002, when
he started his own business, his art work, “Treeincarnations.” Currently he is dedicating as much of his
time as possible to furthering his career as a wood turner.
His first turnings were given away as gifts to close friends. In 1997, after turning several unusual pieces, he
was convinced to make enough turnings to enter “The Love Affair” Art Show in Tifton, Georgia. His late
entry was accepted thus beginning a second career. Donnie made the statement that if he sold just one
bowl he might consider doing another show. Not only did he sell several bowls at the “Love Affair” in Tifton,
but he also won First place in the three dimensional category. First show, first place, not a bad start.
Since then he has gone on to sell many of his unique one of a kind wooden vessels and has also won
several additional awards. Some of his pieces have even traveled to Pennsylvania, Missouri, Florida, and of
course Alabama and Georgia. In more recent years, a local international company located in Columbus,
purchased one of his unique bowls to be sent to China as a gift. He also has pieces in Ireland and Australia.
Donnie gains great pleasure in revealing the beauty of wood. As he likes to put it, he simply turns away the
ugly on the outside and reveals the beauty on the inside. He says that the worst looking piece of wood from
the outside usually has much beauty hidden inside. His unique style of letting each piece of wood determine
its future, has led to many unusual and definitely one of a kind vessels.
Some consider him an accomplished turner, but he is the first to admit that he is self taught. “I have several
videos and DVD’s, but I have never taken a class on wood turning.
Presently his works are on display at The Front Porch, located in Columbus. He is also on display at The Art
Works in Pine Mountain, Ga., and is currently exhibiting at the Tripp Harrison Gallery in St. Augustine, FL.
He is a member of the Columbus Artists’ Guild, the Bi-City Wood Turners Guild, and the American
Association of Wood Turners.
Over the last twelve years, since winning that first First Place in Tifton, he has gone on to win many more
awards, and at the Arts on the River in Columbus in 2007 he won his first “Best of Show.”
The Love Affair, Tifton Ga
Arts on the River, Columbus, Ga.
Riverfest, Columbus, Ga.
CB&T Art Show, Columbus, Ga.
Columbus Artist Guild Members Show, Columbus, Ga.
TelFair Art Show, Savannah, Ga.
WinterFest, Columbus, Ga.
2012-- Patron Award, Eufaula Heritage Show; Kent & Steve Butler Award at CAG Members' Show
2011-- 3rd Place Arts on the River
2009 – Merit Award, The Love Affair, Tifton, Ga.
2009 – Purchase Award, The Love Affair, Tifton, Ga.
2008 – Purchase Award, Arts on the River, Columbus, Ga.
2007 – Best of Show, Arts on the River, Columbus, Ga.
Wood: Cedar #0638
4" x 9"
Wood: Maple #0964
7" x 9"
Wood: Cedar #1217
2" x 8"
The items shown here are
samples of work. New work
will be posted when it is