Tuesday, October 3

Jeff Uitto’s Driftwood Sculptures Workings


Driftwood Sculptures Workings. Jeff Uitto live near the coast of Washington State.  Jeff also makes all sorts of furniture and was commissioned to make driftwood installations in Alaska and Hawaii. Check Jeff Uitto’s site here.

Woman Riding a Driftwood Horse - Driftwood Sculptures WorkingsWoman Riding a Driftwood Horse – By Jeff Uitto

On the Washington coast there’s a place where nature’s leftovers get a second chance at stardom. The place is Knock on Wood, and Jeffro Uitto is the artist making the magic happen.

Jeff Uitto has sculpted horses, eagles and giraffes out of driftwood that are washed ashore from a forest up northwest.

Since high school Jeffro has been creating with wood, his favorite medium. This stuff isn’t from a lumber mill either. Each piece is found and rescued from the shores of Tokeland, the banks of Smith Creek, or the valleys between the Willapa Hills. In due time the varied sticks, slabs, and roots are cured and then found a fitting home.

Driftwood Giraffe - Driftwood Sculptures WorkingsGiraffe Sculpture by Jeff Uitto

As a finished project comes together you can finally see what Jeffro’s had in his mind all along. A gnarly rocking chair, elegant bedframe, or even a burl-topped bar ready for drinks.

Driftwood Sculptures Workings.

Every project that rolls out of the shop enjoys the same careful construction whether it’s a rose bud made from cedar shavings or a commissioned sculpture. Not everything is built right in the shop though. Clients have brought Jeffro on site to build one-off creations in places like Alaska and Hawaii.

Driftwood Sculptures Workings - Flying bird sculptureDriftwood Eagle by Jeff Uitto

Wherever he might be, Tokeland, WA is where Jeffro’s heart is. While enjoying the sound of the waves, Jeff will be working away at his next creation.


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