Working on a downed sycamore

I live in Brevard, a western North Carolina town surrounded by the hardwood forests that provide Appalachian Tree Works with abundant material to be shaped into bowls, spoons, dulcimers and other traditional pieces. Even though my home is in town, I can step out of my workshop door and watch herons fishing in the creek and hawks perched in sycamore trees, scanning the underbrush for field mice. They seem to enjoy their work as much as I enjoy mine.

Pieces of the Founding Tree Partially hollowed out bowl Smoothed out bowl
Fallen trees are sliced into logs with a chainsaw, split with a maul and wedge,
and carved into treenware with any available tool from a bandsaw to a hand scraper.

Appalachian Tree Works has friends all over the world. You can visit a few of them using the links below.

Brazilian Excursion Knowledge Studies Language Immersion School

Cathy Savage, an imaginative printmaker who works and exhibits in Austin, Texas.
Contemporary Paintings & Sculpture and Traditional Crafts.

Affordable handmade jewelry designs.

Appalachian Tree Works on Facebook