Big leaf maple burl with natural raw edge bowl by Tom Willing, artist woodturner
11.5″ x 8.5″ h $425
Willamette Valley Oregon myrtle (rare) bowl by Tom Willing, artist woodturner
9.75″ x 2.5″ h $98
Hollow form maple canister with finial top by Tom Willing, artist woodturner
5.25″ x 15″ h $345
Oregon silver maple beaded bowl by Tom Willing, artist woodturner
12″ x 5″ h $215.
Oregon myrtle bowl by Tom Willing, artist woodturner
11.5″ x 2.5″ $164
Oregon artist Tom Willing created his first woodturning in his father’s wood shop at age 10. Since then, he has come to focus on the interplay of light with form and material. Working with native woods, Willing seeks to uncover the visual magic within each piece of timber that lies waiting to be revealed. In addition to his sculptural work, he designs pieces that blend the aesthetic with the functional, such as bowls, pepper grinders, and platters. Willing’s turned work is finished on the lathe with walnut oil and beeswax, then buffed to bring out the natural luster of the wood.
Willing holds his BA from the University of Oregon, an MA from the Ohio State University, and an MAT from Lewis and Clark College. President and Certified Member of the Pacific Northwest Woodturning Guild, he teaches woodturning and is an active member of both Northwest Woodturners and the American Association of Woodturners. He serves as chair of the organizing committee for Frogwood, an Artists Collaborative. Willing lives in the Willamette Valley with his wife, watercolor artist Mary Burgess.
“I hope this finds you well. Prospering would be nice, but that seems a bit out of reach for us these days. You would think that I would be getting more done with the sheltering at home time on my hands. Well, I actually am, but it is all priority stuff queued up by circumstances beyond anyone’s control at the moment.That said, the pieces selected for your June show, basically exclusive to you, which is to say, at this writing, they will not be on display anywhere else.”
Fairweather House and Gallery launches its first summer show called SUMMER SERVED
On exhibition through June 30th
Featuring selected original art by Paul Brent, Karen Doyle, Melissa Jander, Sharon Kathleen Johnson. Highlighting the tabletop wood serving platters, canisters and bowls by master woodturner Tom Willing.
Indeed, Seaside has always offered many a good dose of Americana.
Handturned maple wood spinning tops by Tom Willing
Each one unique
Seaside summertime gift for anyone!
“Craft sales are, mostly for adults, not children as a rule. All visitors, surely, will be appreciative when parents are able to tell the kids to touch, and will, truly, love it when told that everyone can try out the spinning tops. Indeed, no one (parents, grandparents and children) will resist playing with them.”
To see all the works by Tom Willing, in the summer, please plan a visit to the gallery.
Open Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, and Sun 12-3:pm
Closed Tue and Wed
Moving forward our hours will remain limited until there is a convincing containment of the coronavirus.
Read more about our gallery and our commitment to NW artists and products made by NW hands.
“Part curatorial, part installation Fairweather House and Gallery brings together artists’ works from a wide variety of genres and grouping them in seasonal spectrums.”
For more info contact email@example.com
Q: How to take care of a fully cured, food safe woodturning work by Tom Willing, you ask?
A: Bowls, lidded canisters and platters should be washed gently after use with warm, soapy water, rinsed and dried thoroughly. An occasional light film of a fine cooking oil, walnut or olive oil is fine, will bring back the sheen of the finish.