17063 Raven Rocks Road, Bluemont, VA, USA
About the Artist
Don has been turning for over 26 years. He was an architectural production turner turned hobbyist. Now in retirement Don enjoys turning all manner of objects from small trinkets to large salad bowls. He manages to spend at least 4 hours a day in his shop.
Being a wood junkie he is constantly looking for downed trees with good figure.
Don is a founding member of the Gateway Gallery, a cooperative art gallery west of Round Hill, VA, where he sells his work. Don’s work also sells at the twice yearly art shows at the Burwell Morgan Mill, at the Waterford Store in Waterford, VA, and Art in the Foothills, a once a year show in Bluemont, VA.
Don’s work has also sold at the Aldie Mill Art Show, the Firehouse Gallery & Shop in Berryville, VA, Bluemont Vineyards and Museum of the Shenandoah in Winchester, VA.
Don has taught many others to turn and is active in the Capitol Area Woodturners, Apple Valley Woodturners, and was one of the founders of Catoctin Area Woodturners in Loudoun County, VA.
Don enjoys donating pieces for auction for charitable purposes and his work has also been recognized in a hardcover book titled “Reflections of Clarke County Virginia” featuring over 100 area artists.
Offering on tour: Salad bowls, popcorn bowls, fruit bowls, platters, large urns, pet urns, candle sticks, pepper grinders, coffee scoops, pens, vases, lidded pots, spurtles. Christmas tree ornaments, wall plaques, urns & ring holders. Woodturning demonstrations by Don and other turners. Refreshments.
Map and Directions:
Directions to Artistic Woodturnings:
On Rt. 7 north of Round Hill at top of mountain turn north on Rt. 601, Raven Rocks Road. Road will turn to gravel in 2 miles. After 1/2 mile on gravel rod you will see "End of State Maintenance" sign. Continue streight and into the woods. You will pass a wooden sign which reads "Maloney/Perintoni". Do not turn off road. Next sign will read "Maloney". Continue, you will soon see the house. We are the end of the road.