Meet Zvi Kowit, Engineer and Woodworker

Zvi Kowit, Woodworker, Engineer

Life is a journey and sometimes it takes a few twists and turns to discover your true passion. My own journey, which led me from a successful engineering career in the bustling tech hub of the San Francisco Bay area to the serene landscapes of Prescott, Arizona, was one filled with challenges, self-discovery and an unyielding love for wood.

For over 25 years, I worked diligently as an engineer, contributing to the innovations of several high-tech companies, including a significant stint at Apple as a surface finish engineer. The corporate world was demanding, and the Bay Area’s frenetic pace was all-consuming. Yet, amid the hustle and bustle, I always carried a yearning for something more, something deeply rooted in my childhood.

As a child, I was captivated by the magic of woodworking. The tactile nature of the craft, the way a block of wood could be transformed into artistry, had always held my fascination. It wasn’t until my late 20’s that I took my first steps into the world of woodturning, acquiring a Vicmarc VL 300 lathe. Little did I know that this decision would ultimately reshape my life.

Woodturning became my refuge, my creative outlet and my sanctuary from the demands of corporate life. I began crafting wooden bowls as a hobby, pouring my heart and soul into each piece. The satisfaction of transforming raw timber into exquisite, functional art was immeasurable.  It was as if I had found my true calling.

After two decades of perfecting my craft, I knew it was time to make a profound change. I left the corporate world behind and embarked on a new adventure, founding ZK Creations LLC. My journey from engineer to woodworking artisan was complete.

Today, I create a diverse range of wooden products, with each piece bearing the mark of my dedication and the inherent beauty of the wood itself. Whether it is a finely turned bowl, a meticulously crafted bottle opener, or a personalized gift, my goal is simple: to share the inherent beauty of wood with the world.

I hope that every individual who uses my creations experiences the same profound appreciation that I feel while crafting them. 

For me, woodworking is a form of meditation, a way to connect with the natural world, and an ongoing journey of self-improvement.  With every piece I create, I strive to bring out the wood’s true beauty, revealing the hidden patterns and textures that make each creation unique.

My journey from engineer to woodworking artisan has been a leap of faith, a pursuit of passion, and a celebration of the artistry hidden within the grains of wood. 

As I continue to hone my skills and explore the endless possibilities of this craft, I invite you to join me on this incredible journey of craftsmanship, creativity, and this timeless beauty of wood.

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