Ninth Annual Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour

June 21 -22, 2014

Don Maloney
Woodturning


17063 Raven Rocks Road, Bluemont, VA, USA


Blue Ridge Cluster, Stop #37

About the Artist

Oregon bigleaf maple burl vessel
Oregon bigleaf maple burl vessel

Don has been turning for 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.

Silky oak urn with redheart threaded top, 144 cu. in.
Silky oak urn with redheart threaded top, 144 cu. in.
Large silky oak vase
Large silky oak vase
Ambrosia maple pet urn, 54 cu. in.
Ambrosia maple pet urn, 54 cu. in.
Wenge candle sticks
Wenge candle sticks
Large redwood burl vase
Large redwood burl vase
Pear pot
Pear pot
Local ash salad bowl
Local ash salad bowl
Ambrosia maple salad bown
Ambrosia maple salad bown
Australian burl lidded pot
Australian burl lidded pot

Offering on tour: Salad bowls, popcorn bowls, fruit bowls, platters, urns, pet urns, candle sticks, pepper grinders, coffee scoops, pens, vases, lidded pots, spurtles. Don and other turners will be demonstrating the art of woodturning. Refreshments will be served.

Map and Directions:

Stop #37

Directions

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.

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