UNIQUE WOODEN PIECES MADE TO LAST, TO BE USED AND LOVED FOR GENERATIONS.
About our Craftsman
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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Owner /Craftsman Alexander Designs
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.
HIVE BOWL IN CHERRY 13"x 5"
1 color available
HIVE BOWL IN CHERRY 16"x 7"
1 color available
HIVE BOWL IN EBONIZED CHERRY 13"x 5"
8 colors available
This tray is beautiful. Gorgeous wood and excellent craftmanship!! Highly recommend.
Finally got one of your bowls dirty.they are holding up well.its really hard to get the bigger bowl dirty there just to pretty .
Fast shipping and the blanks already feel like they have dried a bit. Very happy with the service and product!
It’s not just about another serving bowl, it’s that it’s handcrafted and the rich history woven into each custom made bowl. It has the feel and texture that brings for generational living and a valued piece that will be handed down to my children. Functional, beautiful and a rich history.
We absolutely love our new Walnut everyday bowls. Such a treat to have our ice cream treat in beautiful wood bowls made by Scott.
I have purchased several bowl blanks in Walnut and Cherry from Scott. The quality and large size of the bowl blanks are unmatched and saves me hours in processing logs. The bowls come timely in great shape. It is a pleasure to do business with Scott.
I have bought a few pieces from Mr. Alexander. Each piece is a work of art. The attention he gives to the fine details is what makes each bowl stand out as one of a kind. I have a few of his bowls (cherry, walnut, and maple). I bought a few other pieces as wedding gifts and housewarming gifts. Every single piece is beautifully made solid, and utilitarian. They age so well and retain the beauty, with minimal maintenance. Aside from the bowls, boards…etc, Mr. Alexander’s customer service is worth noting; it’s simply superb. Even when he didn’t have pieces I wanted, in his inventory, he remembered what I wanted and ultimately found the perfect piece of wood to craft into what I wanted. I can’t speak highly enough of him, his passion for what he does, or the quality of his work. I highly and confidently recommend him and his beautiful work.
Great quality woodworking, very responsive, and very quick shipping. I couldn’t be happier!
I have seen these bowls and they are amazing. The quality and craftsmanship that he puts into them.
My friend has several and every piece is unique.
I have even seen some of the trees out of his forest used to make these.
Very cool to see from start to finish from the raw tree to the finished product.
Very talented. Highly recommended.
Got an awesome nested bowl set amazing product love it and can't wait to order more in the future. These nested bowls look amazing and the wood grain is similar for each bowl as they are from the same chunk of wood.
Scott is an excellent man and an even better craftsman. He puts his whole self into his bowl making and it's noticeable in every aspect of his products. All his bowls are of the highest quality and kind.
I love the quality products I get each and every time from Scott at Alexander Designs, from bowls to boards and everything in between his work is artisan level! Giving these pieces of art to customers and family is always the right decision because everyone just loves these gifts! I appreciate using my personal collection as well!
I don’t buy wood home decor pieces from Target anymore. My recommendation to anyone considering investing in pieces from Scott is, buy it you won’t regret it. We have four or five main pieces (just got the cute Ad Tray for charcuteries). Last year I sent two big bowls to close family friends, they love them too. Scott’s craftsmanship is perfect and his pieces are timeless. Each arrives beautifully boxed with care and cleaning instructions. Order early, you’ll adore them.💕