Daniel discover's some amazing work at the NW Woodworker's Gallery in Seattle Washington.
A couple weeks ago while on a vacation to Seattle with my family I came across an ad for the Northwest Woodworker’s Gallery. I made some arrangements to get some time to myself and walked through downtown till I found the gallery and walked through the front door and was latterly blown away by the spectacle of some of the most beautiful woodworking I have seen in several years.
The gallery was founded by a small group of members of the NW Guild of Fine woodworking in 1980 in a little storefront under the name of NW Gallery of Fine Woodworking in the historic Pioneer Square downtown Seattle. The intention was to create a venue where the guild could show the best of their work and sell their fine crafted works in a modest storefront setting. The gallery was renovated and manned by the member’s themselves. Over the years that staff has grown to include 21 member-owners and over 200 non-member artisans as well as a knowledgeable and friendly gallery staff and is now called The Northwest Woodworker’s Gallery.
I was greeted by James Caudle who showed me many of the current works displayed in the gallery. Each turn brought more amazing works into view and the whole place smelled like paradise to me.
James went on to explain that their 35th annual box competition was approaching and begins November 1st with the reception on the 14th of November. I am working on finalizing attendance to the show and will author a new article covering this event.
My plan is to take with me Mr. Tim Todd, a professional photographer and a friend of mine for over 45 years so this will be a special treat and should be a great opportunity.
I urge you to visit the gallery of you are ever in the Seattle area, or at the very least visit their webpage and look at these excellent examples of what the northwest woodworker’s Gallery has to offer. The items displayed are typically for sale so if you are seeking some very fine woodworking furniture or other items you can find them there.
If all your visit does is inspire your own craft than it is well worth a few moments of your time. If you drop by let them know you heard about the gallery here. If you are planning on attending the show feel free to let me know and perhaps we can meet there and experience this event together.
I want to thank James Caudle as well as the entire gallery artisans for allowing me to come experience their gallery.
Please look for my upcoming article detailing the Box event and I look forward to sharing my experience with all of you.