SEQUIM — Expert wood carvers on Saturday will demonstrate their craft during the 11th annual Wooden Art Show in Sequim.
The show, organized by Pacific Northwest Wood Artisans, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 387 E. Washington St.
Admission is free.
The show will feature wood carving demonstrations, exhibitions of carvings, lathe-turned objects, intarsia, driftwood art, pyrography and decorated gourds. Also featured will be hand-carved Christmas ornaments for sale and a silent auction of selected works of art.
During the show, artist Gale Lawrence of Port Angeles will demonstrate how to create a decorated gourd that imitates the sound of breaking surf when shaken.
Lawrence will create the “ocean gourd” using a hollowed gourd that is decorated on the outside, sealed with a dried goatskin, then partially filled with crushed coral, according to a news release.
The result is a piece of art that — when gently rolled — produces a sound that mimics that of rolling ocean surf.
Ten years ago, Lawrence joined the Pacific Northwest Wood Artisans and began studying wood carving with master carver Gordon Day in Carlsborg, according to a news release.
Two years ago, she connected with local gourd artist Debbie Cain and opened a new chapter in her creative life.
Lawrence’s work now includes ornamented gourds that serve as decorative objects, birdhouses, feeders and even musical instruments.
Lawrence said the Pacific Northwest Wood Artisans has provided her with the opportunity to expand her creativity while enjoying the fellowship and camaraderie of fellow artists who meet and share their work during weekly work and learning sessions at Day’s shop.
For more, visit www.woodartisans.net.
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