The Guild at 51 is delighted to be showing a substantial collection of work by Gloucestershire Guild Life Member, Don White.
This exhibition will celebrate his long career as a highly regarded Woodturner. He explains:
‘Since 1975 my work has evolved from, but still includes, a mixture of domestic woodware such as salad bowls, platters, scoops, architectural work, and small gift items.
Repetition here is the key that has honed hand/eye co-ordination, developing techniques and skills necessary, enabling the progression to “one of a kind” pieces that are sought after by collectors and galleries.
Strong uncluttered forms along with an awareness and respect for the integrity of the timber are paramount. However, I feel that some of the less exciting timbers can sometimes be enhanced by the sympathetic use of colour, texture and carving’.
Peter Archer | Woodturner is Guest exhibitor alongside Don White’s celebratory exhibition.
The textures and colours of the landscape that Peter’s studio overlooks are reflected in his work. His workshops have been in rural locations for the last 20 years. For the first 15 years in a village and for the past 5 in the more isolated setting of the Shropshire hills.
The work evolves through the process of making, with each bowl influencing the next. Each piece is unique although there are thematic similarities between them.
Peter uses only sustainable temperate hardwoods and prefers to source the timber locally whenever possible. He tends to use Sycamore, as it is an ideal timber for the turning, staining and carving of the forms he makes.
We are delighted to have Peter as a Guest Exhibitor.