Design/Build Workshop August 31-September 11
Designer and woodworker, Laura Yeats uses domestic woods and steel to create sculptural and functional works of art. The designs are simple, modern, and timeless. In her recent work, Laura transforms dead, diseased, or unwanted trees into fine furniture, bowls and sculptural elements. She seeks inspiration from the piles of logs that surround her studio, a virtual graveyard of Seattle's natural heritage — such as the recently felled Honey Locust trees planted for the 1962 World's Fair. She gives these dead trees new life by finding and revealing their interior character and beauty and turning them into lasting, handcrafted objects. Her work is available at Urban Hardwoods, and Ornamo.