Stephen Isley Jewelry will feature the work of Philip Pontillo at the Whitefish Gallery Nights open house on Thursday, August 6 from 6PM to 9PM. Philip combines art and function in his woodworking to create pieces from the traditional Arts & Crafts to the very modern and contemporary. He believes that every piece should be designed around the wood itself to highlight its natural color, grain and patterns. He uses a wide variety of exotic hardwoods that range in natural color from vivid yellow to bright purple, as well as domestic hardwoods such as cherry, maple, oak and black walnut.
All pieces are finished with hand rubbed oil and wax to bring out the beauty of the wood. His work includes jewelry boxes, fly boxes, and home furnishings