Les Dougherty

Media: wood

Artist’s Statement: Resting snug among the rolling foothills of the Tillamook forest, my workshop springs to life among the trees. As my medium of choice is just out my front door, the process of working and shaping wood runs full circle at North Woods Figured Woods. I enjoy making hollow-forms bowls end grain cutting boards and flatware. I like to work with each piece on an individual basis, letting the wood decide what to become. Paying attention to the fine grain figure and spalt the pieces that I work with brings me joy, especially in the act of revealing their form on the lathe. My current adventure is working with "cast" pieces, a fusion of innovative technology and the timeless beauty of wood.

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Address: 56752 SW Sain Creek Rd Gaston Show in Google Maps
This studio is accessible.

Directions: FROM HWY 47 S from Forest Grove or N from Gaston, turn west on Scoggins Valley Rd. Go 3.4 miles past the lumber mill and Lake toll booth (no pass necessary.) Take first L onto West Shore Dr across the dam. Go 3.7 miles. Turn L onto Sain Creek Rd. Go 1.1 miles on gravel to green mailbox and long driveway on left.