Dan Tilden: Artist Statement

Fine woodworking is my passion. Using the natural features from the tree, I turn hollow vessels, pots, and bowls on a wood lathe to create an elegant shape while keeping the piece in the most natural state possible. Using a natural edge opening, drying wet wood to warp and move, and using a knot or void in the shape adds character to the piece and lets the piece "speak for itself". What some woodworkers may consider a flaw in the wood, I use to my advantage.

Dan's Work Can Be Found At:

The Real Mother Goose - Portland, Or

Northwest Fine Woodworking Gallery - Seattle, Wa

Made In Pescadero - Pescadero, CA

Illahe Studios and Gallery Contact- Ashland, Or


Upcoming Shows & Events

Art In The Pearl - Portland, Oregon                                              August 29-September 1  2014 

Salem Arts Festival - Salem, Oregon                                                 July 18-20  2014

Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild Annual Fall Show - Ashland, Oregon        November 28-30  2014