Frederick Williamson Bowls

If you are a lover of turned wood bowls, or have just discovered this site by chance, welcome to a gallery of my  work.  This website contains functional and artistic bowls turned from woods found near Charlottesville, Virginia.  I work in a small studio tucked up against the mountains of the Shenandoah National Park, in a clearing among stately oaks, gums, maples, and white pines, on a small ridge above the Moormans River.  The woods shelter us in winter, shade us in summer, and always remind me where my bowls come from.  They define the work I do. 

I am currently exhibiting at Gay Street Gallery through June 5.  The address is 337 Gay Street, Washington, VA 22747.  This is a wonderful little gallery reconstituted from an ancient General Store, just around the corner from The Inn at Little Washington, and features the paintings of co-owner Kevin Adams, and the concurrent exhibit of the paintings of Matt Klos. 

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The lathe, where the bowls take shape.

After the sanding and finishing.

In my lathe room.

Many thanks to all who came out to the 2016 Studio Tour, Nov. 12-13.
And congratulations to the winner of the bowl drawing, John Hemmings of New Jersey.

            The setup before the opening.



Jones Tulip Poplar Wall

Entry cards in bowl to be drawn from.

The winning bowl on the Hemmings mantle.

A crowded room of a Saturday afternoon


Here is my studio at the 2016 Studio Tour.
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And here is a video of the 2015 Artisans Studio Tour