Friday, May 13, 2011

Pomp and Circumstance

Composed by Sir Edward Elgar and first performed as a graduation piece at Yale University on 28 June 1905 where Sir Edward received an honorary Doctorate of Music. Ah… music is another connection for Steve and me. We met in a music store where Steve was the instrument technician and I was in sales. Steve had been repairing both band and orchestral instruments for most of his life. Those years of experience fell directly into place when he began to turn and carve wood. Violins, Violas, Cellos and String Basses all need precise service in order to play in tune and too look good as well.

Tiniest Bowl Assortment
Forward several years and here we are in the Shenandoah Valley evoking from the wood, the symphony that it wants to play. Each chunk of wood starts out in the raw such as any elementary school music group and through time will become a philharmonic orchestra set for Carnegie Hall. In the Studio Gallery we show a beautiful Box Elder bowl (#296) with quilting that would compare to that on a fine violin. Smooth to the touch and a most marvelous gift for your graduating student.

We have many other fine gifts for your graduate from the tiniest of bowls to hold paper clips and push-pins to cooking utensils and jewelry. So no matter what school they are leaving and whether it is with an AS or a BS, The WoodArt Studio will have the gift that will honor them for a lifetime. We have added a few more pieces to the Studio Gallery so don’t forget to stop by there for a peak also. Until next week… OR see you at the market.

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