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

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Scott Alexander

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

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Fine craftsmanship

The phrase evokes images of something better, something different, something special.

When you come across fine craftsmanship, you get so much more than a simple product. You’re getting something that can only be made possible by human hands. Something created with thousands of hours of love, passion, vision, and experience.

My story is just one of many who have taken the journey into giving the world something better. I’ve always been fascinated with how other craftsmen found their start and devotion to their craft. What is their mission? How does it show itself uniquely in their amazing creations?

That’s why I’ve chosen to showcase them and share them with you in my upcoming newsletters.

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Scott Alexander 
Owner /Craftsman Alexander Designs

A bit about our world

Our Process

Healthy forestry only

Wood Sourcing

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.

Our Process

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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