Welcome to Silkwood Studios! My name is Kurt Pivko. My spindle story begins three years ago when I began an ongoing e-mail conversation with a woman in Norway . A long-time spinner, Susan turned me on to spindles and after making a few for her..well the rest is history! I recently started making supported spindles and lap bowls as well as venturing into larger bowls and round boxes. At the moment, I am still concentrating mostly on drop spindles...I am having too much fun playing with different designs! Each spindle is turned by hand and thus one-of-a-kind. I have been experimenting with different types of wood as well as inlays and ornamental turning. I hope by now I have convinced you to at least e-mail me at: . I am open to new designs as well as custom requests. Don't forget to bookmark this page and happy spinning!