Photos - "Out of the wood" Exhibition - South Africa

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Blog entry by Div posted 04-25-2011 11:05 PM 7370 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had the opportunity to take a few photos last week so here is a selection. Some of the shots are not so good, so please forgive! Since I am posting my own pieces as projects, I am only showing work from other exhibitors. This should give a fair idea of what we get up to down here in the Southern Cape!

Chair by Richard Henley. White Alder and hand painted leather.

Squiggle Back Chair by Richard Henley. Cape beech and hand painted leather.

Pink Ivory Inlays on Cape beech by Richard Henley.

Chair by AJ Lombard. African mahogany and Stainless steel.

Console Table by Rob Prange. Sapele mahogany.

Dining table by Richard Henley. White Alder on cross banded, book matched White Pear.

Pedestal by Hennie Goddard. Blackwood.

Turned and carved vessels by Wally Rossini. Wally is already 75 years old, has limited vision but he just keeps on doing the most intricate work!

Turned vessel by Wally Rossini. Ambroyna burl and African Blackwood.

Turned vases by Dave Stephenson. Red Ivory and African Blackwood.

A selection of smaller turnings by Dave Stephenson.

Fine veneer inlays by Richard Henley. Stinkwood and maple.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#1 posted 04-25-2011 11:13 PM

Thank you


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#2 posted 04-25-2011 11:20 PM

No wonder your works have been selected to be displayed and why you got an extension to display longer! These are all incredible works of art and I thank you for showing them.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 04-25-2011 11:22 PM

Wow! Great stuff!

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#4 posted 04-25-2011 11:29 PM

it’s good you are in such talented company

i think it brings the awareness
and the prices up to where they belong

it’s hard to sell fine work
if everyone else’s is run of the mill flea market

and it looks like you have some equal minded inteligent artists to
talk and hang with

are you friends with some of these guys
or is it strictly profesional

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 04-25-2011 11:49 PM

Rather Good, what!

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#6 posted 04-26-2011 12:06 AM

thanks for posting … nice photo blog BUD

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#7 posted 04-26-2011 12:07 AM

Lovely. :)

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#8 posted 04-26-2011 12:18 AM

Those are some totally impressive works. Thanks for the photos.

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#9 posted 04-26-2011 01:09 AM

Cool, thanks….............

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#10 posted 04-26-2011 02:22 AM

Thank you for the little insight.
Nice to be on tour with you.
Some fine work there.
Best thoughts brother,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#11 posted 04-26-2011 02:29 AM

Some beautiful work. Thanks for the post.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#12 posted 04-26-2011 03:52 AM


It was nice to attend the exhibition from the comfort of our home! Thanks for sharing.


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#13 posted 04-26-2011 12:34 PM

Looks like you are hanging out with a pretty nice group of woodworker/artists. I’m fascinated with the 75 y.o. turner Wally, That’s an amazing piece. Thanks for giving us a little more insight into the exibition.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#14 posted 04-26-2011 12:47 PM

thank´s for the tour Div :-)
that is some very fine work your exhibitions freinds make
no one wonders why you got a month exstra and an anual exhibition here after
I wish for you it had been in one of the big city´s in europe or america then
it wuold have blown the old gard down from the sky´s
I hope some of the magasin´s have captured this and will make an article about
you and your freind´s work

take care

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#15 posted 04-28-2011 03:42 PM

wow.. thanks very very much for this post!

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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