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The exhibition celebrates the parallel paths taken by these two figures, two of the most revered artists in American craft history, and reveals the creative partnership in life and art of these two pioneers in American Craft.

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Recognized as the patriarch of American woodturning, Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003) spent over 50 years on a quest to unveil the compelling beauty hidden in wood from around the world. Rivers of wood grain, rhythms of growth, and traces of infestation enliven the simplicity of his expressions in lathe-turned bowls. Kay Sekimachi, a master of complex weave structures, has made an equivalent impact on …

Recognized as the patriarch of American woodturning, Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003) spent over 50 years on a quest to unveil the compelling beauty hidden in wood from around the world. Rivers of wood grain, rhythms of growth, and traces of infestation enliven the simplicity of his expressions in lathe-turned bowls. Kay Sekimachi, a master of complex weave structures, has made an equivalent impact on the field of contemporary textiles. Sharing with her late husband a reverence for materials and an approach that is grounded in the realm of nature, Sekimachi creates distinctive pieces from natural …

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510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, Washington, US