I have been an artist/maker my whole life; things of all forms and functions and different materials. The material I find myself always drawn back to is wood, green wood especially. Working with green wood (wood that has been recently cut and has not had an opportunity to season / dry) allows me to make a physical connection to my pieces unlike any other medium I’ve worked in. There is something very special about cutting open a log and seeing the colors and amazing grain, coupled with the earthy smell. I keep my designs classically clean to allow the natural beauty of the wood to shine. I believe that my job as a wood artist is to be an editor of Mother Nature’s best work, to highlight the natural beauty of the material.
I am grateful to have grown up in Pennsylvania surrounded by the Allegheny National Forest and believe in honoring the area by being as sustainable as possible. My materials are all sourced locally, urban trees; storm damaged trees as well as logs from local logging companies that practice sustainable forestry. None of the wood goes to waste. The sections that are not turned into forms become a heat source for my workshop in the winter months, and the shavings are used by local blueberry farms for fertilization, or as bedding for animal coops.
Whether you are looking for something for your home, your business or hotel, I would love the opportunity to work with you.
“The thing about Scott’s work is not that he is an exceptionally talented wood crafter which he clearly is, it’s that his work evokes a feeling. It’s not just a bowl or a platter. It’s a piece of functional, gorgeous art that was crafted with love and care”. ~ Tali ~
“I started to follow Alexander Designs on Instagram a few months ago and was totally intrigued by the organic forms that Scott creates. The time and care that he takes in practicing his craft is mesmerizing. I feel privileged that my family get to use and care for the beautiful objects Scott makes”. ~ Paul ~
I currently own five pieces of Scotts work, including a large bowl, platter, two small bowls and a hollow form. Scott has an immediate vision for each piece of raw wood/tree (watch his instagram videos) It comes from a love and passion for his art that turned into hours and hours of practice, resulting in these beautiful treasures to be used and valued for generations. ~ Debbie ~
"My husband and I looked for years for a large low wood bowl and could never find one. After finding Alexander on Instagram and seeing how much he loves his work we commissioned him to create a bowl for us. Not only was he very gracious and knowledgeable about the types of wood we could use, we got to see the piece being created on instagram and saw images of the raw piece of wood our bowl would be hewn from. We could not be happier with the bowl that he made for us and it stands now as a center piece in our home. I highly recommend Scott Alexander for his craftsmanship and love of his trade. It shows in all of his work." ~Kelsey~
Don't see what you are looking for on my website? Or have questions you can't find the answer to? I'm always happy to help... Email me at Scott@alexanderdesigns.us. I love to make peoples wishes come to reality.
Are you an interior designer or Architect? I offer trade discounts. Please email Scott@alexanderdesigns for details.
My work is also available at these fine establishments:
The Center for Art in Wood
141 N. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
6327 Guilford Avenue
Indianapolis IN 46220
Parisa rugs and decor
33 N 3rd St,
Philadelphia, PA 19106
2601 E 3rd Ave