Adorewoods

Adorewoods

Prague, Czechia · 138 Sales

Adorewoods

Adorewoods

Prague, Czechia 138 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Hand turned wooden bowls for salads, fruit, yarn etc. Sensual, organic wooden forms inspired by the sea but done in European hardwoods as functional art and future heirlooms. ALL WOOD is saved from the fire. I never cut a tree only to get the wood; wind and ice fall trees, orchard clearing, planned culling and street widening all produce a source.

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Last updated on Apr 13, 2016

Hand turned wooden bowls for salads, fruit, yarn etc. Sensual, organic wooden forms inspired by the sea but done in European hardwoods as functional art and future heirlooms. ALL WOOD is saved from the fire. I never cut a tree only to get the wood; wind and ice fall trees, orchard clearing, planned culling and street widening all produce a source.

Norman Ridenour

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Norman Ridenour

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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 and on-line.

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