Beaded Vessel, 2016 | Wally Dickerman, Oregon

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Beaded Vessel, 2016 | Wally Dickerman, Oregon
450.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Jun 15 @ 17:41UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Maple 6.1 x 3.4 x 3.4 in/15.5 x 8.6 x 8.6 cm

Donated by Wally's wife, Jane, this vessel is the last piece created by talented turner, teacher, and founding AAW member Wally Dickerman (1921-2016.)

A self-taught turner, Wally Dickerman bought his first lathe in 1936 at the tender age of 15, after figuring out how to turn a bowl on the Oliver lathe in his high school shop.

A Washington State native, Wally served in the Navy before beginning a career in the wholesale sporting goods business, and raising a family. Throughout those busy years he was still turning, but it wasn't until he retired in 1986 that he was able to give the lathe his full attention. Shortly thereafter, Wally became a full-time woodturner and started teaching, demonstrating and regularly selling his work through galleries.

Wally was a good teacher as well as a talented turner: as former AAW Board President Dale Larson notes, he still uses what he learned from Wally at the third AAW Symposium in Seattle...in 1989.

You can read more about Wally's life and career here: http://www.woodturner.org/?page=30YearDickerman