Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Treestump Woodcrafts

Turquoise-Inlaid Wood from Arizona

Treestump founders Ron and Christine Sisco have been professional woodcraft artists for more than twelve years. They work in American hardwoods: mesquite, black walnut, cherry and bird’s eye maple. The eye-catching detail in their work is the inclusion of turquoise inlaid into the natural cracks of the wood.

Using turquoise from the famed Sleeping Beauty Mine in Globe, Arizona, the Sisco’s make spreaders, spoons, rolling pins, salad servers, breadboards, bread knifes, turned wood bowls and furniture using their stone inlay unique technique.

The turquoise inlay is very durable and will not dislodge over time. Meant to be used, the pieces should be hand washed and dried. Mineral oil can be applied periodically to enhance the wood’s luster.

If you love what you see here or have any questions, please call Pinch at 413-586-4509 or email info@pinchgallery.com.