I love to see and the study the work of other wood turners but there are only a few turners whose work really goes way beyond salad bowls and pens. One of these is a fellow female wood turner from California named Denise De Rose. She is the daughter of a wood worker who grew up around wood and craftsmanship and it sure rubbed off. She makes amazing, fine handbags and clutch purses out of turned wood. I can't think of another wood turner who has taken wood turning in such an unusual direction.
See her website at: http://www.denisederose.com/index.html. Pay really close attention to the clutch bags. Really cool!!!