TurnedtoTreasure

Turned to Treasure

Minnesota, United States · 64 Sales

TurnedtoTreasure

Turned to Treasure

Minnesota, United States 64 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(16)

Announcement   Welcome to my store, containing a selection of one-of-a-kind handcrafted wood & stone turnings.

I work with the common materials of wood and stone to produce works of art that include everything from purely functional (such as bowls, plates, & boxes), to purely decorative (such as hollow form vessels, goblets, & wall hangings). Also included is some turned/carved sculpture work.

I specialize in human and pet urns (trademarked Treasure Vessels) that are both functional and decorative.

Please enjoy your trip through my shop. If you find something you "can't live without" please feel free to make it part of your home. I welcome inquiries into custom work as well. Convo me with any questions you may have.

~Don Suiter
Artist in Wood & Stone

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 16, 2016

Welcome to my store, containing a selection of one-of-a-kind handcrafted wood & stone turnings.

I work with the common materials of wood and stone to produce works of art that include everything from purely functional (such as bowls, plates, & boxes), to purely decorative (such as hollow form vessels, goblets, & wall hangings). Also included is some turned/carved sculpture work.

I specialize in human and pet urns (trademarked Treasure Vessels) that are both functional and decorative.

Please enjoy your trip through my shop. If you find something you "can't live without" please feel free to make it part of your home. I welcome inquiries into custom work as well. Convo me with any questions you may have.

~Don Suiter
Artist in Wood & Stone

Don Suiter

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Don Suiter

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(16)
Jill Dehlin

Jill Dehlin on May 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived quickly. Beautiful custom work. A true treasure.

mitchtr25068

mitchtr25068 on Oct 17, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful piece! Read Don's linked-in profile and you will see that this is an artist whose work and life is truly inspired by above, and that comes through in his art and his communication; knowing that is particularly important given that this urn will be used for the ashes of our son. Oh, and the piece was very well packed for shipping.

John Charles Smith

John Charles Smith on Feb 13, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I now have three of Don's beautiful pieces and am certain I will be a regular customer. These objects remind me of the ones I saw in the finals of Japan's national ceramics competitions. Don has a purchase in the mail almost before you have completed the transaction, and corresponding with him reveals someone as considerate as he is talented.

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Last updated on March 11, 2015
I specialize in unique pieces, such as decorative bowls, alabaster art, or even a lovely wood wall hanging to hang in your living room or study

I hope that you share my love for the incredible creation around us. It is my belief that my art only "liberates" the beauty found in the wood and stone I use. Because of this belief I am constantly looking for material of character and uniqueness. If you should purchase a piece of my art, I hope it will be a blessing to you and your family for many years to come.

Though I have worked in many different types of wood, my favorite by far is burl wood. A burl, sometimes called a burr, is a rather homely-looking growth that often forms as a tree attempts to protect itself from some type of damage. The most amazingly beautiful grain a tree has to offer can be found in its burls.

Recently I have begun to venture into the world of stone turning. There is evidence that even as far back as ancient Egypt, man has turned stone to make vessels for practical and artistic purposes. The medium presents some very exciting challenges.

Should you see a piece that you like but would like it in another wood species or stone type, please let me know. I am happy to do custom work for my customers. Thanks again for visiting and I hope you will stop back often.
-Don Suiter
Artist in Wood & Stone

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
I accept Paypal and Etsy direct pay for all shipped items. Sales tax applies for items sold within the state of MN. Contact me concerning terms for custom items not listed in my shop.
Shipping
I will do my best to carefully and securely ship any ready made pieces within 1-2 business days from receipt of cleared payment. Shipping is normally by USPS, UPS or Fedex. Insurance is included in the shipping price. Once your item has shipped you will receive a tracking number. I do ship to other countries. Please contact me for a shipping quote for specific items.
Refunds and Exchanges
My desire is for my customers to be completely satisfied with their purchase. In the unlikely event that you are dissatisfied with your purchase please contact me and we will discuss the best way to proceed. In the case of damage during shipping or if the item is not as described, I will do everything I can to resolve the situation.
Additional policies and FAQs
See an item in my shop you love but it's not the right size or color for your needs? I love working with my customers on custom pieces so please send me your ideas in a conversation or give me a call (218) 736-4080 and we can discuss creating a TurnedtoTreasure artpiece just for you.