Adorewoods

Adorewoods

Prague, Czechia · 155 Sales

Adorewoods

Adorewoods

Prague, Czechia 155 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(64)

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Note from shop owner 2017 was not a good year. My legs prevented more than four hours of work, three days per week. Good News, January 2018 the first knee gets replaced. I look forward to creating again. I have plenty of designs and beautiful wood. I hope to begin restocking ETSY in April. Stand by!!!!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 19, 2017

2017 was not a good year. My legs prevented more than four hours of work, three days per week. Good News, January 2018 the first knee gets replaced. I look forward to creating again. I have plenty of designs and beautiful wood. I hope to begin restocking ETSY in April. Stand by!!!!

Norman Ridenour

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Norman Ridenour

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(64)
Marie-Christine Guerin

Marie-Christine Guerin on Jan 5, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Très bel objet. Je, suis ravie!

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jamie

jamie on Dec 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

An absolutely stunning item that has had so much care and love put into its creation by a very skilled craftsman. It will be admired and appreciated for years to come- thank you so much

Sharon

Sharon on Oct 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This bowl is even more beautiful than the photo. It is perfection! I love wood with all it's characteristics and this one has them all - knots, swirls of grain, where the limbs came from the center trunk, naturally occuring colors and it is so smooth. Outstanding workmanship! It will be treasured. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Sharon

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About

Life is what happens while you plan something else.

I had a long background in woodwork and design which I thought I had given up when I left the states. BUT all of the really wonderful forests and orchards provided temptation. I started doing sculpture again. I had to relearn the lesson that it is nearly unsellable. At the same time Eva & I were outfitting our flat and visiting craft fairs. We noticed that there was no quality turned wood.

So I bought a lathe and went to work. Now, over ten years later I have a dedicated following of collectors and have had an article in the British woodturners' magazine. I am trying to expand to a wider audience.

By the standards of the business world I am an eccentric; I live my way, I have never owned a suit, as a teacher I rant and bang on tables but then I give out praise and hugs. I have learned that my clients are also self-defined individualists who avoid fad & trend. Come join us in the world of sensual, one of a kind environmentally harvested fine wood craft

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  • Norman & Eva Ridenour

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Small town Missouri boy, then Naval Officer, and PhD candidate in History. From 1975 I was a California furniture maker / sculptor. I moved to Europe in 1992. I sell at craft fairs in The Czech Republic and on-line via ETSY.

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