Camp Garuda

Burl, Slab, Birch Bark and Twig works
by J. Scott Willoughby

Phone and Fax: (518) 251-3927 Email


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J. Scott Willoughby has been a part time resident of Bakers Mills, New York for 20 years and has been inspired by the rustic art typical to the Adirondacks. Originally from New Jersey, Scott has been involved in many businesses over the years, from the import of sacred art from Nepal and India to the software business. A lover of art himself, he has collected works from all over the world. Longing to find a peaceful, creative outlet, in 1995 he began constructing artistic bark and twig window trim for his log cabin, Camp Garuda. Since then, Scott has branched out - to mirrors, picture frames and furniture. After 4 years of creating art for himself and friends exclusively, he began selling his work in 1999. During the last 10 years he has met many other artists and furniture makers of the region and been inspired by their love of their work, the woods, their words of encouragement and guidance.

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Mirrors and frames begin with a sturdy dimensional lumber base. Scott then carefully chooses the bark and twigs for each piece. All materials are conservatively gathered and no bark is ever taken from a live tree. The bark and twigs are cut, and then meticulously applied to the frame by hand using brass or coppper nails. A protective coating is applied to ensure years of beauty. Burl and slab tables, made from local as well as exotic woods, are skillfully cleaned, shaped and prepared and then coupled with stick or stump bases. Finally, many coats of high quality oil finish, 10 to 20 coats of hand-rubbed tung oil are applied to preserve and protect the beauty of Scott's creations for years to come. Custom window frames, door trim, mirrors, picture frames and furniture can be ordered directly from the artist.

Mr. Willoughby's work may be seen at Adirondack Rustics Gallery in Schroon Lake, New York; Garnet Hill Lodge in North River, New York; The Grist Mill in Warrensburg, New York; and Gateway Gallery in Corinth, New York. Each piece is a handmade original inspired by both the materials on hand and the natural beauty of local forests and streams. The woodshop is entirely solar powered.