Made from local hardwoods, burls and salvage or scrap wood including black cherry, walnut, maple, apple, red oak, white oak, beech and hickory, among others, no two turn vases are alike. Each piece is twice-turned. Once they are turned green, the vases are air dried to about eight percent moisture content and then turned again. Most of the pieces are face-plate turned, and natural edges and carving techniques are used to finish the vases.
No two pieces alike; black cherry, walnut, maple, apple, red oak, white oak, beech, hickory and other wood used; natural edges and carving techniques used to finish.
Jack Northrop turns bowls, letting the wood inform him on what will be created. He may start with one idea and end up with a completely different piece. He uses found wood that most people cannot use, including wood left from logging, left in the woods from timbering, and left at the sawmill from veneer logs. He never cuts down a live, healthy tree to turn a bowl.
The PA Wilds is home to an impressive and diverse community of skilled artisans, craftspeople, and producers working across a variety of media. The PA Wilds Conservation Shop is proud to source and curate our shop using products made the many talented makers of The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania.
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PA Wilds Conservation Shops are owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. To learn more about our nonprofit mission please visit pawildscenter.org.