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Erik Wolken - Works In Wood 127 Lady Bug Ln Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Recently finished commision

This is a recently finished commision for some homeowners in Chapel Hill. Called the dancing cabinet it is built

from solid cherry and has a image on the drawer fronts of my brother dancing in 1972.

New Work on exhibit for the Chatham Studio Tour


Above are some new pieces created in the last couple of months, just in time for the Chatham County open studio tour. So come and join me in the studio take a gander ask probing questions, eat cookies and sit a spell.The tour is the first two weekends in December the 7-8th and the 14-15th from 10am to 5pm.  Look forward to seeing all who stop by, for tour maps and a list of participating artists go to for a map to my studio go to Contact section of my website or give a call 919-923-5772 and possible I can help you find me.


Upcoming events in November and December 2012



Above is some of the new work I will be displaying November 17 and 18 as I exhibit for the first time at the Piedmont Craftsmen Fair at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston –Salem NC. Please come and join me in booth E-1 and view new work hot off the press and take in the sights of a wonderfully put together show, for more information on the Piedmont Craftsmen Fair click the link to go to their website.

I will also be on the Chatham County Open Studio Tour for the first time this year as well. The tour will be the first two weekends in December, the 1’st and 2’nd and the 7’th and 8’th each day from 10am to 5pm. I will be exhibiting some of my new work but will also be selling older pieces at significant discounts as well as serving light refreshments and hot drinks. So come in out of the cold visit for a little bit and partake in one of the best and oldest open studio tours in the state. For more information for more information on the tour and tour maps visit the Chatham Artist Guild





Featured in New Online Arts Magazine


            Creating Linus Art is a new online arts magazine that has just come out, and I was honored to be among the artists chosen to be showcased in its inaugural issue. Subscriptions to this online magazine are free until January of 2013, so please follow the link to Creating Linus and sign up, you will then have access to the magazine and also to its sister publication Creating Linus Jewellery. For the first issue, 16 artists in different media were interviewed. For my part, I felt that the questions challenged me to describe what this whole mysterious process of making art and being an artist is about. I also enjoyed reading what made other artists tick, so in my humble opinion the magazine is well worth taking a look at, so please sign up and check it out if you get a chance.