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Wood turner Chris Mitchell has new products that we are excited to share.

The elegant Salt bowls are made from various Tasmania timbers; Myrtle, Huon Pine, Celery Top Pine, Blackwood & Sassafras.

More new work by local ACT Wood Worker Robin Cromer showcasing a range of techniques and exceptional craftsmanship.

We have some great new work by local ACT wood worker Robin Cromer. One of our favourites is a two bowl set titled “Eleanor’s Oak”.

The bowls are made from a historic Pin Oak planted by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Canberra on 4th September 1942. The U.S. Embassy donated a portion of the timber to the Woodcraft Guild ACT Inc. after the tree fell during a windstorm in January 2015.

Wonderful new butterfly marquetry boxes by Max Clerteau have just arrived in the Gallery. Perfect for jewellery and keepsakes they are made from various timbers.

A “wow” box by Mark Hailston just arrived. It recently won first prize at the ACT Woodcraft competition in the Boxes (not turned) category. The box core is marine plywood covered with shop made veneer. The veneer is made up of the following timbers: Blackwood, Jarrah, Wenge, Tas Oak & Celery Top Pine. 

New work by the very talented wood artist Ian Bell. His work is beautiful, subtle and ever delightful.

An exhibition and celebration of the tree
31 October – 6 December 2015

Woodworkers Terry Martin & Zina Burloiu
Visual Artists Sue Cochrane & Malcolm Pettigrove

We have new stunning pieces from exceptional wood turner Brendan Stemp. He is also an accomplished teacher and produces instructional videos on YouTube that are well worth watching for insights into the craft of wood turning.

12 September – 25 October, 2015
You are invited to the Exhibition Opening of new works by David Voigt
Saturday 12th September 2015 at 2pm in the Octagon ArtSpace
Opening by Pamela Griffith Artist-Printmaker

WA designer maker Adam Cruickshank’s Fletcher chairs are the product of great design, innovative production and fine craftsmanship.

They have been making a strong statement on the Gallery floor.

We have been having fun in the workshop creating some stunning new wood turned pieces out of Burl and Yellow Box. 

Beautiful Grinders made from Tasmanian timbers with a ceramic grinding mechanism. Suitable for Salt, Pepper or Spices. The grinding mechanism has a 25 year guarantee.

After refurbishing a table he made nearly 20 years ago Gallery Artistic Director David Mac Laren revisits the design with stunning results.

Bill Burgher has crafted a very special cuff link box commission. Made from Western Australian Jarrah with three draws and a trunk lid it can store 180 pairs of cufflinks.

Year 11 Canoundra High School Design & Technology students visited the Gallery last week looking for inspiration for their major HSC projects next year.

We surprised them with an impromptu talk by Terry Martin and Zina Burloiu who were busy setting up their exhibiton. The students gained insights into Terry & Zina’s background, their work and what inspires them.

Wood Artists Terry Martin and Zina Burloiu have been out the front of the Gallery the past few weekends demonstrating wood turning, carving and having a good chat with visitors.

Stop by the Gallery between 11am and 3pm to see them on the weekends during November.

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