23 E. Main Street
Berryville Main Street’s Fire House Gallery: Wood Turning Demo by Sylvan Treasures:Please join us in this wonderful, free demonstration of this ancient art form outside on our sidewalk, as Mike Fraser of Sylvan Treasures turns some beautiful woods into art.
About the Artist:
L. Michael Fraser, PhD (aka Mike). This Clarke County resident is a native of Southern Kentucky. His path to artistic woodturning has been varied: student, farmer, machinist, Chemist, retired Naval Officer, and computer system architect. He is a self-taught wood turner of almost 60 yearsâ€™ experience with eclectic turning interests. Some specialties and current interests include: natural edge vessels & hollow forms, segmented turning of varied forms, platters & bowls, offaxis forms and pieces from salvaged or reclaimed wood. He especially enjoys turning bespoke pieces from wood of sentimental value to the customer. His love of wood leads to the production of many small pieces from the scraps of larger projects. His love of teaching leads to classes at various venues and sessions and workshops at local Guild meetings. He is a member of the American Association of Woodturners and the Artisans Center of Virginia and is the proprietor of Sylvan Treasures. His works are on display at several Northern Virginia locations.