Al Bach is a retired orthopedic surgeon and has engaged in artistic pursuits since childhood. Originally studying architecture after high school, he changed courses and entered medical school. This led to a career in orthopedic hand surgery in Seattle, Washington and in Colorado Springs. During those 34 years he was constantly drawing, sculpting or building furniture as a diversion. After acquiring a 1940’s era lathe from his father in 2002, he started doing woodturnings. Al established Skyway Bowlworks in 2012 and has exhibited and sold his work.