Unique hand crafted wooden bowls and vessels

Fort Collins, Colorado

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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 6, 2021

See you in 2022. Thank you for your patience while I am away.


Steve Germaine

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About HomeSpunBowls

Sales 124
On Etsy since 2014

Hand crafted bowls and vessels of the finest quality.

Wood is amazing stuff. It is strong, durable, and beautiful. The variety of textures, colors, and scents found in wood is remarkable. From a butcher block table to an antique porch rocker, wooden objects are warm, significant, and inviting. A well-made bowl, for example, will have a pleasing shape and will also feel well balanced when held. For many of us, using wooden things fosters a sense of connection to nature in an increasingly synthetic and technological world.

I grew up in central New England, a region where hardwood forests mixed with pine and hemlock. I roamed the woods as a boy, paid for college by clearing house lots and selling firewood, and then went on to study the ecology of forests and forest wildlife for most of the last 25 years. It's been a wonderful career.

Twenty years ago, I began assembling a wood shop so I could fill my home with well made furniture for my family. After a while I added a wood lathe. Over time, woodworking increasingly became a creative outlet for me and I now craft purely artistic pieces as often as utilitarian ones, and I head to the lathe more often than to any other tool.

I have made every piece offered here in artisan fashion. I primarily use locally harvested urban wood that was diseased, storm damaged, or in the path of development. I also occasionally purchase exotic wood from wood dealers. Under no circumstances do I use wood species listed as vulnerable or threatened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and I only purchase wood that is certified “sustainably harvested” by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Thank you for looking. I hope you like what you see here.

Shop members

  • Steve Germaine

    Owner, Award Winning Woodturning Artist

Shop policies

Last updated on July 17, 2014
Welcome to HomeSpunBowls woodworking. I design and create everything in my shop using sustainably harvested wood to create heirloom quality bowls, vases, pots, kitchen utensils and other wooden items for your home or workplace.

I normally work with wood from locally harvested urban trees, but I also work with wood species from other parts of Africa, North and South America due to their unique beauty and working qualities. I often turn green pieces –wood that still has most of its water moisture present- which produce delightful warps and bends that are not possible using dry wood. I also work with dry, stable wood and often mix various woods in one piece. Whether green or dry, rustic or elegant, I carefully select source pieces to maximize figure, grain pattern, and when appropriate, artistic natural defects.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you're not satisfied with your purchase, return it within 2 weeks of receipt in like-new condition and I will refund your purchase price. Return shipping costs are your responsibility. Please notify me before returning an item.
If an item is damaged upon receipt, please notify me and USPS immediately.
I accept Etsy Direct Checkout, credit and debit cards, personal checks, money orders and PayPal. If paying by check, items will be shipped once checks clear.

Please contact me if paying by check or money order, or if you would like to discuss shipping options.
I will ship anywhere that United States Postal Service serves. Finished items will ship within 1 - 2 business days after receipt of payment. Custom orders will take longer to ship. I will combine multiple pieces into one box whenever possible to keep shipping costs low.

Domestic: Shipping in the U.S. is via flat rate USPS Priority Mail; tracking and insurance are included.

International: Shipping is by USPS First Class Mail International, and may take 2 – 4 weeks for delivery. All customs fees, taxes and duties associated with international shipping are the responsibility of the buyer. Tracking is available but insurance is not. Priority Mail International is a more expensive option but provides insurance and faster delivery times.

Wherever you live, if you desire faster shipping please contact me to discuss options and pricing.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you would like a custom piece, please contact me. I am happy to work with you to design and create it. Custom orders require 50% down payment with the balance due at completion and prior to shipping.

Cancellation of custom order will result in loss of deposit.