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 7″ 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.
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