Wood Turners

Print by Erin Nolan.

Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery invites everyone to “Born in Wood” on Sept. 20 from 1 – 5 pm featuring five artists creating one-of-a-kind art in wood. Plum Bottom will host a wine and cheese reception to celebrate the gallery’s first show focusing on wood.

Wisconsin artist Ed Brogan will show stunning wood turned bowls that range from the functional to sculptural. Brogan uses a unique method of assembling hand cut wood pieces before the bowl is turned, creating alternating crescent shapes of contrasting wood.

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 heartwood and zebra wood, creating one-of-a-kind stacked bowls, vases and covered jars.

Erin Nolan creates beautiful fine art wood block prints. Nolan travels to Door County and is inspired by the beautiful Door County landscape. Her woodblock prints portray unique aspects of Door County’s natural areas as well as many of the woodland creatures that frequent the area.

George Ouimette’s sculptural work will also be showcased. Ouimette, a Door County sculptor, uses found pieces of wood and incorporates hand crafted vessels of clay, marrying the two mediums creating unique multimedia art pieces.

Nik Garvoille compliments his beautiful natural pigment paintings with reclaimed barn wood frames. Garvoille creates these frames by hand and makes them custom for each of his paintings.

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