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Welcome to the Wood Artistry
of Lyle Zutz.
You will discover how Lyle creates functional and decorative objects out of beautiful pieces of wood. Each one-of-a-kind peice is a celebration revealing the character, natural color and grain of the wood.
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About Lyle Zutz
Lyle Zutz is a working artist with a workshop/studio on the family acreage in Parkland County, Alberta. Wood artistry has been a journey for Lyle filled with passion, hard work, determination and joy.
Lyle grew up on a farm, married his sweetheart Cathy and raised a family of three children. Employed as an Alberta Oilfield worker, Lyle suffered debilitating , career ending injuries, which led to 6 surgeries and left him with an addiction to oxycontin for 3 ½ years. Realizing that neither he nor his family could live this way any longer, Lyle entered a rehabilitation program and with the support of his family and friends has been clean since 2010.
Lyle is a self-taught artist and has been called a “MacGyver” of sorts; using practical knowledge to fix, create and invent by recycling old parts and equipment. This skill has become the backbone in everything that Lyle does and through the darker times in his life, Lyle retreated to his workshop. Winston Churchill said, “If you’re going through Hell, keep going” and Lyle kept going. It was in his workshop, working with his hands that he found peace and freedom of spirit through creating with wood.
Small woodworking projects progressed to experimenting with laminating various woods together and turning them. Those processes challenged Lyle to become more creative and now he is only limited by his imagination. Wood is one of God’s most amazing materials and Lyle considers himself blessed to have found his talent in woodworking.
Lyle is also thankful and blessed to have his family by his side and supporting him. He and Cathy purchased a small business that Cathy manages on a daily basis which provides for the family and allows Lyle to dedicate his time to his creativity.
Lyle is an artist whose very soul is evident through the work of his hands.
Lyle’s work is sought after by individuals who simply appreciate the elegance, imagination, beauty and attention to detail in his pieces.
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