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Basket Illusion woodturning at Wenaha Gallery


April 28, 2022

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The new Art Event at Wenaha Gallery features the woodturning art of Louis Toweill, an artist from Yakima. Toweill makes hardwood bowls in sycamore, maple, walnut, and other fine hardwoods. He began woodturning seriously in 2000 and creates bowls, platters, vases, pens, and other items. This show includes some of his most recent work in 'basket illusion' woodturning.

These are wood-turned bowls that, while on the lathe, are grooved with horizontal grooves that wrap around the piece. After taking the bowl off the lathe, Toweill adds the perpendicular lines, evenly spaced across, to give the appe...

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