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Spencer Peterman is always on the lookout for fallen trees rotting in the woods. He gets excited about this kind of stuff. So do his customers. Hidden in those fallen trees — especially the ones covered by moss and dirt — is wood disfigured by the beginnings of decomposition. Turning that wood on a lathe produces strikingly unique bowls, perfect for your home or showroom.
Spencer has been turning wood bowls and boards for about 15 years. He actually started out as a basket weaver making Nantucket baskets. While doing craft shows he became interested in the idea of learning how to turn bowls.
Almost all the wood we get is from locally fallen trees in Western Massachusetts, such as maple, cherry or black walnut. The maple bowls are figured by the decomposition and aging of the wood, which we call “ambrosia” or “spalted.”
Spencer and Michele met in the early 1990s when Michele started working in the bowl and basket shop. Having already developed and run her own successful pottery business, Michele lent her business acumen to Spencer’s creative journey, and the rest is history. When not running the business of making bowls, they enjoy spending time with their friends and family, and their dog, Gracie.