Artist Jim Short will be at Penn Cove Gallery on Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along with a few of his wood-turning tools. Jim rescues homeless wood. His turnings often come from local trees headed for the landfill or a stove. He enjoys the wood’s connection to Whidbey Island’s climate and community. A signature of his work is highlighting “imperfections.” Forms are developed on the lathe as the wood allows. Most pieces are turned green, allowed to dry, and then turned again, sanded and finished. Other green pieces are turned to a finished form and left to find their own shape and texture. Finishes are generally different combinations of shellac, tung oil, walnut oil, and beeswax.
For more information, see the Penn Cove Gallery website.