Daniel Harris


 

Decorative hand made pillow by Cherry Jones Harris

“Sewing is my passion, along with quilting and gardening. I have sewn for as long as I can remember, making doll clothes when in grade school in my hometown and my own clothes. My mother and maternal grandmother were great influences. In college at the University of Idaho, I took a tailoring course.” CJH

 

Decorative hand made pillow with embellished wool by Cherry Jones Harris.

“I have always enjoyed sewing and crafts and have made various items for bazaars and the Portland Quilter’s Market, of which I was a member for 20 years.”  CJH

 

Poinsettia pillow hand made by Cherry Jones Harris.

Multi-medium layering and embroidery with wool insert.

 

Penny Bunny pillow in a unique color combination by Cherry Jones Harris.

 

 

Wildflower nine block quilt by Cherry Jones Harris.

A palette of nature-inspired colors in layers using fabrics and embellishments, radiate in a  hand-appliquéd quilt.

Sue Spargo Folk-art ™ design featuring dimensional layering and embroidery by Cherry Jones Harris.

“A few years ago while taking a wool applique class from a well-known contemporary folk artist (Sue Spargo); the medium of working with felted wool sparked my interest.”

Close up showing the creative detail of hand embroidery by Cherry Harris Jones. 

 

Cherry Jones Harris, textile artist

“After buying my first quality sewing machine (a Bernina), I did alterations for a dress shop and custom clothing projects. Over the years, I have made dozens of quilts and endless machine embroidery projects. Lately I have been doing what is called “bowl fillers”. Smaller pillows that go into one of my husband’s (Daniel Harris) beautiful wood turned bowls. With my sewing, embroidery machine and hand embroidery, my days are filled with both challenging and fun activities.”

 

Opening reception for “Made”, an exhibition for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works made by Northwest hands. Alluring, distinctive and exquisite products, never-before-seen, with just the right dose of imperfection to suggest a human element in the creative process.

“This is the time of year, before the gift-giving season, the gallery digs a bit deeper into the subject of the handmade, with a reverence for artisans who are producing exclusive objects, artisans who have made craft cool and luxurious.”

Featuring harp maker Duane Bolster, basket maker Carol Bolster, work worker Mike Brown, calligrapher Penelope Culbertson, glass maker Christine Downs, paper crane maker Peggy Evans, quilt maker Cherry Jones Harris, maker of pottery Suzy Holland and mixed media make JoAnn Pari-Mueller.

“Drawing from to the simplicity, naivety and quirkiness of Folk Art, Cherry Jones Harris is fascinated with how the added layers of fabric, then later the addition of embroidery, changes the image of hand craft.”  D. Fairweather, gallerist.

Welcoming pine needle artisan Martha Denham and wood turner Tom Willing. Introducing metalsmith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.

 

Welcoming woven pine needle maker Martha H. Denham and wood turner Tom Willing.

Introducing metal smith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.

Maker talks at 5:30pm.

Naturalist Neal Maine habitat lecture at 6: pm.

LIVE music by Shirley 88.

 

For more info please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Abstract originals by Bill Baily, abstract wood boxes and table by Ray Noregaard with wood bowls by Mike Brown.

“Contemporary art does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.”

 

Fresco abstracts including impasto on canvas and impastos framed in basswood by Martha Lee, segmented Oregon  myrtlewood vases by Mike Brown, chenille hand made gourds and pumpkins in woven rattan basket.

 

Cold wax abstract by Peg Wells, rare wood lidded bowls by Fred Lukens,  inlaid lidded boxes by Ray Noregaard, figured edge bowl by Daniel Harris, hand made ceramic salmon by Teresa Weisman-Knight and Celtic jewelry by Mary Hurst.

 

Acrylic abstract  and painting glass jewelry by Tanya Gardner, calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and sunset painting by Jan Shield.

 

 

Art by Gregory Bell, abstracts by Rene’e Rowe, ceramics by Teresa Weisman-Knight, glass by Bob Heath, pastels by Joanna Donaca, glass platter by Sandy and Bob Lercari, bowls by Emily Miller and rice paper abstracts by Zifen Qian.

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

 

 

CONTRASTS, an exhibition, featuring original  art from Northwest artists using bright, abstract palettes – electric yellows, brilliant blues, wild reds and shining greens.

Exhibiting  abstract artists Bill Baily, Gregory Bell, Tanya Gardner, Agnes Field, Sharon Kathleen Johnson, Jan Rimerman,  Rene’e Rowe, Gayle H. Seely, Russell J. Young, Peg Wells and Zifen Qian.

 

CONTRASTS, an exhibition of contemporary art, representing the finest in painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, and more—from selected regional, local and emerging artists.

On exhibit Sept. 25, 2019

Read more at http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

One-of-a-kind  turned wood bowl by Daniel Harris.

Mahogany lid, plum and walnut base.

 

About the artist:

Daniel Harris retired from the Hi-tech Electronics Industry and then lost his vision in the left eye due to a macular hole. Surgery did not recover his vision.  Depth perception and the ability to carve wood was lost.  A neighbor at the coast suggested wood turning.  Daniel mastered turning bowls and using lathe machinery.

 

Turning wood that has been cut down requires special care in order for the wood to end up in its intended state.  For bowls, the fresh green wood is rough turned to an approximate shape, leaving a wall thickness about 10% of the diameter.

 

The rough turned bowl is coated with a wax emulsion and left to dry for eight months to one year before final turning is done.  Bowls that end up with hidden voids or cracks are enhanced with gemstone filling.

 

Plum wood enhanced with turquoise.

 

Daniel’s latest skill is adding pattern to the rims and sides of the bowls.

 

“Today, as our homes fill with industrially produced items and products made out of the country, is it any wonder that businesses are once again investing on the appeal of the unique, the authentic, the handmade?  When “sustainability” is the watchword in everyone’s mind, these age-old practices promise if not salvation, then at least a balm for tired spirits, and remind us that the greatest luxury it time for creation.”  –Leslie Camhi

 


 Abstract watercolors by Donna Sanson, Oregon  myrtlewood cribbage board, segmented vase and nautilus sculptures by Mike Brown.

Crafted by NW hands.

Folded book art by Mary Boitta, en caustic art (aptly titled “Remembering Autumn”) by Peg Wells, origami by Peggy Evans, leather work by Luans Leathers, en caustic crows by Kathryn Delany and hand painted tiles by Sandy Applegate.

Abstracts by Diane Copenhaver and glass art by Bob Heath.

 


Handmade curly willow, mouth blown glass,  hand-made book and box by Christine Trexel.

Coral glass by Rinee Merritt, glass platters by Sandy and Bob Lecari and plein air oil by Lisa Wiser.

 

En caustic  art, ocean debris baskets, sea urchin bowls, moon platter by Emily Miller, mixed media stone art by Peggy Stein, abstract drip by Kimberly Reed and oil paintings by Sharon Kathleen Johnson.

 


Abstract miniatures by Tanya Gardner.

 

Calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson, watercolor by Bill Baily and pottery by Suzy Holland.

 

Abstract oil by Carmela Newstead.

 

 

Abstracts by Zifen Qian, maple bowls by Daniel Harris, watercolor by Paul Brent, landscape by Bill Baily and seascape  by Victoria Brooks.

 

 

For Shape and Color.

Art masks by Jorjett Strumme.

Paintings with pressed flowers on metal by Mike Mason. Anny Sears, model, with pressed foliages by Mike Mason.

 

 

Pastel landscape by Carmela Newstead, vintage jewelry necklace by Reneé Hafeman and en caustic blue abstract by Kimberly Kent.

Sunset oil paintings  by Nicholas Oberling, photograph by Neal Maine, pastels by Lynda Campbell and seascapes by Ron Nicolaides.

 

Mixed media diptych by Gary Pearlman, raw edged walnut bowl by Mike Brown and paper box sculpture by Christine Trexel.

Miniature oils by Barbara Rosbe Felisky.

 

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

“Color and Shape” exhibition through September 30th.

The show covers every aspect of art, textures, materials and finishes, highlighting the quintessentially colorful fall season.

Grace note to the artists…

 

“Shape and Color, Fairweather’s September exhibition, would not be such a success without the beautiful work created by NW hands.  The selected artists provided new work to highlight the annual fall show.  We thank them all for the extraordinary opportunity to tell a seasonal story with their art.  Truly, the artists offered new exceptional work, and by doing so, they encourage those of us in the arts, to do more.”  Fairweather Gallery

Abstract series of three by Jan Rimmerman, seascape oil by Karen E. Lewis and pottery by Suzy Holland.  Shape and Color gallery hostesses Katie, Kemy Kay, Joan, Bonnie and Denise.

 

And, too, a grace note received from a gallery hostess to share.

“Thank you for the beautiful crystal I picked out for a gift.  Most, of all, thanks for bringing the utmost beauty to many, many people.  Most of all, thanks for inviting me to work in your stunning establishment.  It delights my eyes every time I come in.  Your artists are beyond comparison.” Kemy Kay

A grace note received from an artist.

 

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.  Ask yourself  what makes you come alive and then do that.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” –Howard Thurman, educator and theologian.
“Thank you for your encouragement and support in showing and growing my art.  You have created such a wonderful group of artists, and display our work in beautiful ways.  I am extremely grateful for your friendship and aliveness in out shared vision.”  Gayle H. Seely

For more about the gallery, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com.

Oriental pear wood and “Melba’s” plum wood bowl by Daniel Harris.

Dated and signed. 10% off to veterans.” —Daniel Harris

 

Big leaf maple and cherry wood bowl with a decorative finial.

“So beautiful to create. You will just die when you.” –Daniel Harris, wood worker.

Reversible top has a battery operated LED candle. 

 

“Fellow wood worker and friend shared the idea to make the finial top with a dual purpose. Includes an extra battery”  —Daniel Harris

 

 

 

Wood turned bowls by Daniel Harris.

Signed by the artist.  Each bowl is one of a kind using big leaf maple, holly, spalted maple, spalted pine and plum woods.

 

Indeed, “it stands to reason– fungus in furniture cannot  possibly be a good thing.  But if fungi take hold as a tree starts to die and the process is arrested just as the tree sets up natural chemical barriers within itself to contain the infestation, then they imbue the grain of the timber with all the drama of finely veined marble.  Prized for fine woodworkers, this process is called spalting, and the transformation is especially magical in humble woods.”  — Avinash Rajagopal/ Metropolis

 

 

 

Fairweather House and Gallery.  Representing a collection of fine craft by an exceptional group of regional artists for over 12 years.

 

For more information, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Table display featuring art by Joanna Donaca and calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

Art by Lisa Wiser. 

Nature photography by Neal Maine/ PacificLight Images.

 

Art by Theresa O’Leary, necklace by Mary Truhler, pastel by Greta Lindwood, ceramics  by Emily Miller, glass by Rox Heath, wood bowls  by Daniel Harris and Mike Brown.

 

Miniature by Jo Pomeroy-Crockett.

Fused glass by Bob Heath and pressed floral by Mike Mason.

 

 

 

Key rings by Luan LaLonde,  encaustic art by Kimberly Kent, pen/ink by Britney Drumheller, photographs by Don Frank and metallic art by Richard Newman.

 

 

 

And, too, bunnies, of course,  amidst the green. 

 

 

FRESH GREENS, an exhibition,  through March.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

 

For more info,  please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Photos by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.