Frederick Williamson Bowls
The Artisans Studio Tour is coming up
Saturday and Sunday, Nov 11-12

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. 

The lathe, where the bowls take shape.

After the sanding and finishing.

from the Jones Tulip Poplar

Here is a most excellent summary of my work as done by Terri Allard
for the 2017 season of  Charlottesville Inside Out

From the 2016 Artisans Studio Tour

            The setup before the opening.



Jones Tulip Poplar Wall

Entry cards in bowl to be drawn from.

The winning bowl on the winner's mantle

A crowded room of a Saturday afternoon


Here is my studio at the 2016 Studio Tour.
Click for HERE for the full screen link.       

And here is a video of the 2015 Artisans Studio Tour