OVER THE FENCE DESIGNS GALLERY



Fine Woodworking by Wayne Walma--Art Quilts by Pam J. Beal in Mass City, Michigan.



Owner-member Artistree Gallery Cooperative, Land O' Lakes WI

Also represented by the Downtown Art Place, Ironwood MI and the Calumet Art Center, Calumet MI



CLASS PREVIEW : TRIANGLE TREES


CALUMET ART CENTER  Saturday January 19, 2019 : 10 am to 2:30 pm

details here

Explore appliqué with wood, borrowed from the quilting tradition. 
A wood piece is applied to a wood background.  

These stylized trees make imaginative use of triangles, and toothpicks! 

TREES - A WOODWORKING EXHIBIT


Wayne Walma is the featured artist of the month at the Calumet Art Center, November 2018 with an opening reception Friday November 2 from 6 - 8:30 pm
details from the Calumet Art Center

Here is a sample of what you can see at the Art Center.....................









Wayne doesn't quilt, but this is one of our collaborative pieces. Wayne enjoys making frames, and he was tiring of putting mirror in all of them. We came up with an alternative to mirror....the framed quilt.

WAYNE AND THE HORSE AT WORK...THE SHAVING HORSE
WHAT WILL THIS BECOME?

FROM THE WOODSHOP



NEW from the workshop....Trumpeting Pachyderms   Coming soon to a gallery near you.

YELLOW BIRCH


VARIATION ON A HOLLOW LOG    55" H x 27" W x 22" D
flame yellow birch
"flame" refers to the figure in the wood





Frequently asked questions about the hollow log shelf unit--Variation on a Hollow Log

The two inside shelves remove with a gentle lift and tilt. Do not force.

The top and base separate for moving and set-up.

The top section sits without fasteners on the lower trunk portion. The top is sufficiently heavy which gives good stability. If desired, screws can be used to attach the two pieces together. 

The knot, front and center, the upper section is centered with four wood blocks attached to the underside of the large bottom shelf. When moving, avoid using the two upper outside shelves as lifting handles. Always grasp the heavier trunk part. Obviously, 4 hands are better than 2- get help to ease the assembly. 

As with all non-manufactured wood products, such as plywood or chipboard, place the unit away from heating and cooling sources, and direct sunlight. The wood will move with changes in humidity and temperature. This is normal. Notice in the photos that the top of the bottom, and the bottom of the top, utilize slotted screws to allow for wood movement. 



handling the interior shelves

showing guide blocks to center the top on the base
blue tape marks front and center

AMALAND TABLE


In my opinion, this table is one of Wayne's masterpieces from 2017. Made of cherry and birch. Here is a look at the detail of joining the legs to the table top.


Here is another look at the legs. Notice the colorful marks.


Now we will see what he makes in 2018.

TREE OF LIFE


A Greene and Greene inspired tree of life appliquéd on a 37" x 13" maple ground with cherry bread board ends. Mixed wood appliqué includes walnut, cherry and mahogany applied with wood pins. Hanging options include wire or single screw eye which holds the piece flush with the wall.



Greene and Greene were architects and forerunners to the arts and craft movement. This classic style continues to appeal to contemporary preferences. 
Presently available at Artistree Gallery in Land O' Lakes, WI.

QUIET FOREST

ONE CAIRN by wayne walma

Someone in the neighborhood likes to build a cairn.


Someone likes to visit the cairn.

NEW WORK

HEART 54" x 22" in flame yellow birch




SIDE TABLE 22" x 22" x 16" in maple & poplar............................


TWO TREES



TWO TREES from the two of us.........Wayne Walma & Pam Beal  

Now at Artistree Gallery Cooperative, Land O'Lakes, WI

(cups for joe in background, also by Wayne)

A COLLABORATION

COLLABORATION
Phyllis Schuit--Pam Beal--Wayne Walma

PHYLLIS: I have embroidered on and off all my life. Age, more confidence in my artistic nature, and the support of Artistree Gallery has inspired me to take my embroidery to another, more original and creative level. Now I look for inspiration in nature, draw it and paint it with embroidery threads. Because the embroidered piece needed a frame to accentuate it's craft and creativity, I asked Wayne and Pam to complete it. The collaboration has enhanced my tree beyond my expectations.

PAM:  Phyllis has accomplished exquisite embroidery, and the use and blending of color is artful. The leafless tree appeared to be in waiting for what will come, and my imagination turned to the dramatic presentation of the four seasons in the northwoods. Adding quilting stitches and a border to accent the tree planted in center stage would be enough. Quilters have engaged in a practice called a "Round Robin" in which one person completed a center, and subsequent "rounds" of borders were completed by others. Our effort with this tree is reminiscent of that practice.

WAYNE:  I wanted a modest frame that would not detract from the embroidery and the piecing/quilting. Quarter sawn white oak was chosen with minimal figure and ray fleck. I placed the work toward the front of the frame to allow light to accent the texture of the fiber art.

Available at Artistree Gallery Cooperative in Land O' Lakes, WI

NEW WORK FOR A NEW SEASON

Work in progress...scheduled for delivery to Artistree Gallery May 1st. Just in time for the new season when the gallery is full of new work.

Floating Top Table: White Spruce, Walnut, Spalted Maple  
32" H x 43" w x 16" D





From the Shop to Artistree Gallery


 TINKER TOYS?



 CENTIPEDE....MILLIPEDE?




IN PROCESS







MORE SOPHISTICATED RUSTIC WOODWORK BY WAYNE...NOW AT ARTISTREE GALLERY





Also new at the gallery "Repuposed Trees"