SDL Shaker Maple Vase | Size #14 | Peter Asselyn


A stunning hand-turned wooden vase created by Peter Asselyn with the Sabbathday Lake sugar maple wood.  Stands approximately 6″ high.

The wind storm of October 2018 blew over several beautiful Maple trees that stood proudly on the Sabbathday Lake Shaker property of New Gloucester, Maine. Planted in 1897 by Brother Delmer Wilson, these trees produced many a gallon of syrup for generations of Mainers, and the finished bowls show tap holes and staining from this long history of use.

Woodworker Peter Asselyn has been making bowls for the Shakers for 20 years. When these trees fell he and the Shaker village decided to make bowls from the wood and sell them. The logs were delivered to Peter 3 years ago, as you can see it took a lot of work to make bowls from these huge trees! Peter Asselyn feels a great honor in working with this wood, while keeping the Shaker spirit alive through these fine objects.

This piece is available at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

1 in stock

Peter Asselyn
Durham, ME

Raised in a family of builders and woodworkers, Peter first learned the woodworking trade from his father. As a young man he joined the Air force and worked in aircraft electronics, followed by 25 years working as a telephone lineman before he retired and rediscovered his passion for working with wood on a lathe. Through this work he has rediscovered his true passion, self-described as unearthing the beauty of Mother Nature, he considers himself an acolyte to her true artistry.

Shipping Measurements

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 8 × 7 in

Sugar Maple, Finishing Wax