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Artists in Residence: Nathan Favors
August 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - August 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pmFree
Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. This week: Nathan Favors, Local and Exotic Turned Woods.
Known by art collectors around the world as “THE BOWLMAKER,” Nathan Favors captures the natural beauty of wood and transforms it into finished creations that highlight the unique grain and natural shades of each tree species. Every creation is one of a kind. Born in Philadelphia and raised on Maryland’s eastern shore before moving to Bakersville, Mr. Favors spent much of his life running his own landscaping and tree removal business with the help of his six sons. In 2000, Nathan came across the opportunity to visit a woodturners’ exhibit. After witnessing this ancient art form, he saw it as a way of converting trees he had grown to love into works of art he could share with the world. By observing methods of lathe work and through trial and error, Nathan taught himself this ancient art form. Come meet Nathan and perhaps purchase a one-of-a-kind heirloom this week in Blowing Rock at Edgewood Cottage.