August: Don Wattenhofer is a woodturning master, is known for highlighting the natural imperfections and bark edges of his wooden hand-turned sculptures. The character of the wood grain glows when light passes through the impossibly thin walls of some of Don’s masterpieces, and he uses resinous inlays made from turquoise, pipestone, and azurite mineral powders on the more sturdy pieces.
On Saturday, June 1 will be an artist demonstration in Shop 505. From 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., come and meet artist Emily Derke as she demos birch bark weaving – a technique with origins in Scandinavia and Russia. Attendees will learn about the weaving process and harvest practices of this craft.