New Wood Works

Lidded vessel by Steve Taylor.

New work from Plum Bottom wood artists is now on display at Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery. New to the gallery last fall, wood pieces have been hugely popular.

Wisconsin artist Ed Brogan’s wood-turned bowls continue to push the boundaries of woodturning. Brogan uses a unique method of assembling hand-cut wood pieces before the bowl is turned, creating alternating crescent shapes of contrasting wood. Both beautiful and functional, Brogan’s pieces are finished in a food safe mineral oil and beeswax blend ready to be used for years to come.

Steve Taylor, a Texas artist, works in found and exotic woods that are meticulously pieced into rings then finished and smoothed on a lathe. He uses no stain or paint but works with the natural color of the woods including purple and yellow heartwood, creating one-of-a-kind stacked bowls, vases and covered jars. New to his collections this year is a stunning lidded vessel with Turquoise inlayed into spalted Pecan.

Plum Bottom is open daily 10 am – 5 pm. To visit go 15 minutes north of Sturgeon Bay or five minutes south of Egg Harbor on Hwy 42 then east to 4999 Plum Bottom Road. For more information visit