Thursday, June 10, 2010

This beautiful zen table is made of ash with contrasting inlay squares made of wenge. The top piece is very thick- and very heavy! I only dropped it on my finger once...and it has since healed, thank you for asking.

This amazing, one of a kind sofa table is made of zebra wood. I coated it with many, many, many layers of gloss laquer and then it was buffed to create that glassy look. The legs are metal, and were welded to fit the top.
(I was unfortunately unable to be there during final assembly of these very good friend Andrea was getting married the next day, and I had to leave early for the rehearsal dinner. Congrats to Andrea and Mike, our newest happily married couple! You both looked amazing!)

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Perfect Couple

Here is my newest piece, "The Perfect Couple". This was burned onto an old cherry kitchen cabinet that we were replacing. I kept a few of them- I really like the tone I get with the warm cherry wood. (We have since made all new cabinets for our customer's beautiful kitchen!) The image is from an old photograph of my great grandparents at their summer home on Martha's Vineyard. I remember driving by the house as a child while on vacation. My mother told us how she had spent every summer vacation there as a child with her family. The property has since been sold.

I call this The Perfect Couple because they both look so content and relaxed, enjoying the simple life. I love the feeling of just sitting on a porch on a beautiful day with the people you love- no phones, no computer, just you and the summer breeze.

Come see this, and all of my other work this weekend at The Providence Art Festival on Saturday, June 12! I will be there from 10:30 am until 6 pm. Afterwards you can enjoy the Providence Waterfires in downtown Providence. See you there!