Ben Riskey's Profile
Welcome to my ETSY store. I’m Ben. I live and work in Traverse City, Michigan. If you like what you see here, more of my work can be found at Art & Soul Gallery, on Front Street, in beautiful downtown T.C. All of my work (well, mostly all) is functional. At Art & Soul, you can find the mugs and cutting boards, wacky wood coasters, sushi boards, letter openers, and other useable items that are meant to delight the eye. The WackyWood idea came about through my extreme fondness and appreciation for the beautiful wood grains of the world. Even my furniture SCRAP was so wondrous to me that I couldn’t bear to throw it out! I began gluing those pretty pieces together to get something big enough to use, and WackyWood was born. Well, more on that later.
They resemble those turned on a lathe, but they're actually glued up in eight or ten flat segments, like the staves…
- Born on August 24
- Joined January 16, 2009