Wood is a living thing and never stops responding to changes in its environment. Our philosophy is to respect the wood, using it to its best advantage, whether an artistic bowl, a utility bowl, sewing aids or firewood.
We like to start from a tree that has come down in a storm or needs to come down for safety, which means a lot of Big Leaf Maple, Alder and Madrone. The wood is cut into blanks, sealed and set to dry for a year. After the wood has dried it is turned into its final form. Some woods, like Madrone, are boiled before drying to prevent warping and splitting. Living in the Pacific Northwest can lead to some spectacular spalting in both maple and alder.
We love to re-purpose wood - a pair of rosewood chairs with a splintered leg, old growth redwood from a deck, off-cuts from instrument makers or high school shop classes.
We use non-toxic wood, like madrone, maple or alder, for items that may come in contact with food. Shavings without exotic wood are donated to gardeners, chicken keepers and potters.
Our turnings are meant for use, but should not be stored in direct sunlight, left to soak in water, or be put in a dishwasher. We use primarily oil and wax based finishes so they can be touched up as the finish wears with use. For cleaning, a damp cloth and a quick rinse will usually work. For dry wood, a good swipe with natural oil will bring back the shine.
A retired Electronics Engineer, Ralph worked for the US Navy for 33 years. Ellen is a retired Bookkeeper and on-line Editor. They live in Keyport, WA with their beloved pets. Their Facebook page is: Modern and Medieval Woodturning.
You can find Ellen and Ralph at St Barnabas Church for Christmas in the Country every year.
I am a South Georgia girl that ended up in Indianola , Wa, via Cincinnati, Ohio. My husband, Matthew, and I are gob smacked, everyday, by the beauty of the Pacific North West! We've been here for 8 years and it never gets old.
I have always had a love for glass. In 2012 Santa Claus surprised me with a small kiln and a pack of glass. I was hooked! Now ,I have a few kilns and a studio full of supplies! The larger of the kilns allows me to make pieces that are up to about 1.5 feet by 3 feet.
When my brother in law , Ed, and sister in law, June, relocated to Indianola, from New Jersey, DeeDee Goodwin Glass grew.
While I do the fused glass work, Ed does the stained glass and wood work. The possibilities are endless. If you have an idea, we'd love to make it come to life for you. We enjoy making bits as small as sun catchers and chimes as much huge driftwood garden art and custom lighting.
Feel free to contact me at 360-860-0136 and like us on facebook at Deedee Goodwin Glass.
Mark and Jean Priest
2015 Featured Artist Tecweld Metal Art Mark and Jean Priest
www.tecweldmetals.com Tecweld creates standing sculptures and wall hangings for home and garden. Mark does the "dirty work" of cutting, grining, bending, welding, heat-treating and powder coating. Jeanne does the "clean work" of editing or creating patterns for the computer-run CNC plasma torch. Products include over 50 dog breeds, dragons, mermaids, sea serpents, herons, fish, crabs, sand dollars, Saguaros, barrel cacti, agaves and many other items.
Mark also creates gates, railings, trellises, and custom designs for individuals and businesses. "If you know what you want, we can do it!"
2014 Featured Artist Corena's Creations Luninaries by Corena Chamberlain www.corenascreations.com Luminaries are lanterns created from handmade and recycled paper, fibers, wax and other natural treasures. They make a beautiful illumination and atmosphere from a tea light candle lit inside. Corena started making them over 20 years ago, after dreaming about them. Her artistic education consists of North Kitsap High School art classes, as many as she could take, and still get the required amount of English and math credits to graduate. She also attended the Northwest College Of Art back in 1988 , when they first began offering classes down on Liberty Bay in Poulsbo. She has educated herself along the euntrapanuer path in retail and wholesale business. Her creativity and excitement for what she does keeps growing and expanding. You can find her creations in many gift shops, locally and in shops and galleries from Bellingham to Colton, Oregon. She is currently building a website, www.corenascreations.com, which will offer retail and wholesale ordering of her creations and offer creative workshops for beginning artists, to highly adventurous creative people. Look it up, you may just spark your creative and euntrapanuer spirit!
www.corenascreations.com 360-981-2757 You can find me at the St Barnabas Church for Christmas in the Country every year.
2013 Featured Artist Linna Lawrence of Fauntelles Designs "Artist and designer Linna Lawrence is formerly from the San Francisco Bay area in California.
There she worked for many years as a Technical Artist and Art Coordinator.
Since re-locating to Poulsbo, Washington, she used her artistic and technical skills to
create a unique line of one-of-a-kind Christmas Nutcrackers.
Rescuingonce unloved nutcrackers she restored them to beyond new givingeach their
own delightful story and personality.
Come decide which one will warm your heart and enchant your home this holiday season!"
Linna can be reached through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find me at the St Barnabas Church for Christmas in the Country.
A long time ago a wise old man gave me some words of advice...
“Always keep a warm light of love around you... it’s a type of sheath to keep you from darkness”
As I travel thru life this advice comes to my mind, and I find it very real and true.
Thus the inspiration of my blankets, and pillows...
I lived in Asia for 5 years and the culture resonated with me… Stillness, simplicity, AND COLOR!!!!
MEDITATION BLANKETS - I call them meditation blankets, because they bring me to a place of comfort, stillness, and thought.
I love the feeling of silky soft fabrics.
These throws are wonderful to curl up and read a book with, wrap around your shoulders during prayer, to drape around you while nursing, or to simply lie down and take a nap with.
PATHWORK PERSONALITY- The pathwork personality blanket is just a fun use of words! I chose this name because each creation seems to develop a different vibe and personality as it is created... kind of chooses itself as I go along. Mirrors of life... to remind us there are different ways to walk a path!
These are all reclaimed fabrics... I use the remnants of what would have been thrown away and incorporate them into a one of a kind specialty! These are a lot of fun, and tell many different stories
BABY BLANKETS (warm snuggly)- These are made of Cozy shaggy suede with a silky trim. They are a quarter of the size of my large Warm Snuggly blankets.
You can find me at the Hazel Creek Farm for Christmas in the Country.
J'aime les Crepes
J'aime Les Crepes Downtown Kingston and Bainbridge Island
While living in Europe, Paul, the owner, learned from of the best crepe chefs in Paris and the Brittany region.
Savory crepes are made in the Brittany style using whole organic buckwheat. Gal, also known as Galettes, are one of many favorites in NW France.
Visit the quaint little shop in downtown Kingston or downtown Bainbridge Island on Winslow and try some of the locals' favorites such as Grilled chicken with garlic and artichoke pesto, or the classic ham and Swiss cheese.
Some of the sweet crepes offered include Parisian favorites such as nutella, dark chocolate with fresh strawberries.
All crepes are made fresh to order! You can find us at the Bountiful Farm for Christmas in the Country.