Clay Foster was born in 1954 in Austin, Texas. As a child he enjoyed building and making things and was encouraged by his parents in this interest. That childhood urge was later manifested in his cabinet-making, carpentry and wood turning. “His goal in life is to make something every day.”
He is a seeker, spiritually and creatively. His font pieces are an extension of his engagement with life’s deeper purpose and meanings, and through all his works he hopes to enrich the viewer’s experience with beauty and metaphor.
He is a founding member of the American Association of Wood Turners, President Emeritus of the Wood Turners of North Texas, and currently serves as Vice President on the AAW Board of Directors. Clay has been involved in woodturning for more than twenty years.