I have an exhibit at the Gay Street Gallery running March 11 – May 23 featuring 37 fine new pieces.
Please stop by if you have the time or inclination.

New Exhibition Opens Saturday, March 11th Reception with Artists 4-6p   Visit with Frederick Williamson,  Mike Howat andKevin H. Adams   Put it on your calendar so you don’t miss it!   Visit the Website

  Frederick Williamson returns to Gay Street Gallery with a new collection of his striking wooden bowls and vessels. They are crafted from sections of fallen trees, most from within a 30-mile radius of his home in Crozet, Virginia.  He has been a woodworker since 1971 and his creations have been displayed in galleries throughout the region.

Turning bowls straight from the log is my craft and my art. Working with green wood allows much spontaneity, as shavings flying from the sharp edge of the gouge reveal each new bowl. The inherent beauty is featured by simple shapes. These thin arcs from the log, sanded, polished, and oiled, capture the character and history of each tree, its soul.

Maple, cherry, walnut, oak, ash, apple, peach, poplar … there is so much variety growing in our area. Peculiar details such as grain, color, texture, knots, burls, ant holes, or spalting often determine the final shape. Those traits are my palette and my glazes.  Many pieces are meant to serve as functional salad bowls, while others are created simply for their artistic presence.

This is an apple grown by a friend up on Afton Mountain, from a grafted seedling he got from his father-in-law Nick Miller from Ohio. A Johnny Appleseed tree? The block weighed 224# , finished piece still a bit heavy at 7#. Four butterflies hold it together due to the crack running all the way across the bottom. At Gay Street Gallery


The Artisans Studio Tour
A Virtual Tour of my studio.

Here is an interview with Terri Allard covering my entire process.