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Alexander Designs

Unique pieces made to last, made to be used and loved for generations

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Our story

Artistry and making runs through my veins. Whether it be painting and sculpture, creating great food, or building a giant pizza oven in our backyard, I’ve always been fascinated by the process of making.  I previously worked as an art director and commercial photographer. It was fulfilling, but I was always aching for something else, something more physical. I often reflected on a furniture making class I had enjoyed in art school and decided to start building furniture in my garage. I enjoyed learning a new medium and craft. After a few years making furniture, I wanted to try making a chair which led to the purchase of my first lathe, a few chairs later, my wife asked me if I could make a bowl. I didn’t know how, but I figured it would be another gratifying challenge. I set off for the woods and found a cut off stump, heaved it up and shoved it into the back of my jeep.  I brought it home, cut it up and mounted it to my lathe. This was the spark that set the dream in motion. I loved it from day one. The smell was incredible, and I was able to quickly make a shape I could see in my mind. After many years of searching, I had found my medium… green wood (wood that is unseasoned/still wet).  

This craft instantly tied together many loves for me… The art of making something beautiful, the art of cooking and the art of presenting and serving wonderful food for my family and friends. There is something special about sharing home cooked food from wooden vessels.  The grain, the heft, the natural beauty all makes the experience warm and inviting.   I believe it’s more important than ever to slow down, share a meal, and remember family, friends and food is something worth celebrating! 

 I believe in making unique pieces that are made to last. Made to be used and loved for generations. Made to share with family and friends. Made to make special moments in our lives a bit more special.  

My family and I hope you will enjoy my work in your home as much as we enjoy it in our home.  

Sincerely, 

The Alexander family 

Customer Testimonials

“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 ~

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“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 ~

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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 ~

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"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~

Designers

Interested in using our work for a special project? We offer trade discounts. Please email us at scott@alexanderdesigns.us

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