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Alexander Designs bowls are handmade by master craftsman Scott Alexander in his Pennsylvania studio. Each heirloom quality piece is a celebration of life and togetherness, made to be used and loved for generations.
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A bit about our world
Healthy forestry only
All of the stock we use (mainly Cherry and Soft maple) to make our work travels less than 30 miles to get to us from the large hardwood forests here in NW Pennsylvania. We have built many great connections with local foresters, landowners and logging companies which allows us to purchase/source only from people/businesses that practice healthy forestry. Some woods are rare for us to get, but we love working with them. For instance, white oak is sourced from local landowners that have a tree blow down in a storm- we love that we can make use of trees that would otherwise go to waste.
Working with Green Wood
The great majority are made in a process known as twice turned bowls where you take green (unseasoned still wet wood) and turn a very thick bowl, then let it air dry for several months. Once it’s completely dried, that thick bowl is then turned a second time to make it completely round and uniform, then sanded into the finished product. We have a unique working process where we take green (unseasoned still wet wood) and turn it to its final thickness. From there we sand it, tuck it away to dry, then we add the final touches including oiling the bowls for immediate use in the home.
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RULE OF THIRDS BOWL IN BLACK WALNUT 13" x 5"
HIVE BOWL IN BLACK WALNUT 14"x 5.25"
1 color available
OBLIQUE BOWL IN CHERRY 13.5"x5"
1 color available
OBLIQUE BOWL IN BLACK WALNUT 14"x5.25"
1 color available
HIVE BOWL IN CHERRY 12.5" x 5.25"
1 color available
HIVE BOWL IN CHERRY 15" x 5.75""
1 color available
Let customers speak for us
Beautiful dried cherry14.5x5 inches. Will become a prized heirloom in my family.
I use my lidded vessel to hide away our Frame TV remote. Looks great on our vintage coffee table, the sugar maple and black walnut woods are dreamy.
Plus the top fits perfectly on the bowl so it stays put. Once again I can one hundred percent highly recommend Scott’s wood creations, he’s amazing.
The bowl is really lovely. It’s more beautiful than in pictures. Truly a work of art. If you’re on the fence, I highly recommned your make the purchase. You won’t be disappointed.
Quick shipping and great service! He even threw in an extra blank! Thank you!
So I needed to save some time while still getting in some turning, and Scott's beautiful rough-turns filled the bill. Lightning fast shipping after ordering brought me the three blanks I ordered in a secure box, plus a nice extra walnut one thrown in. All were very proportional, crack-free and with good tenons. And Scott was very quick to send me a couple of quick videos on his tenon-truing technique, which worked flawlessly. Nice guy, and I wouldn't hesitate to do business with him again if I ever need some quick rough-turns! Including a pic of the walnut blank of his I just finished. Aaron
We bought several of these bowls just because I thought they were cool and I wanted to support his small business… I had them for a couple weeks before I tried one. I used one a couple of days ago and I am absolutely head over heels in love with these bowls!!!! I made stew one day, and I put my stew in my bowl and was so shocked and pleased that they kept my stew hot and didnt become HOT on the outside of the bowl!!!! Uhhhhhhh neeeed to order MORE!!!!
Great product! Straight grain and quickly shipped.
We bought this bowl as a wedding gift and, as expected, it is beautiful. The personalized engraving on the bottom makes it even more meaningful as we had Scott engrave the couple's initials and wedding date. Can't wait to give it to them.
Quality blanks will definitely continue to purchase
I bought several bowls for family & friends this Christmas and everyone loved them. We couldn’t stop touching & smelling the bowls. They are gorgeous. Can’t wait to buy one for myself. A bug one! Thank you!
A beautiful bowl!! Takes my breath away every time I look at it. A great source of JOY! Thank you for sharing your talent!
My newest addition…the oblique platter in cherry is beautiful and has taken up residence on my kitchen island. It is used every day to hold fruits, cheeses, and breads. We are a grazing family and I leave food out for the masses when they are in town. My (adult) children tried to talk me into “gifting” them the platter, but it is staying with me!
I have included a picture. Not because it’s a beautiful display of food on a a gorgeous platter, but because the platter is being used by me and my family on a random night, and it it’s surrounded by its bowl brethren. There are 3 everyday bowls at the end too (a little hard to see). This is how it looks most days at my house.
I love the design and quality of all the items I have purchased from Alexander Designs…Thank you Scott for yet another beautiful piece.
All the items I bought were gorgeous. Everyone loved them. Thank you
I started a Christmas tradition where I get my wife something made by Scott each year for Christmas. She absolutely loves this bowl. It definitely got the biggest reaction from her of all her gifts this year. You can never go wrong with a piece from Alexander Designs.