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 11.5" x 4"
1 color available
ON-OF-A-KIND BOWL IN CHERRY 12.5" x 5.25"
1 color available
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.
Scott truly hits it on the nose.
Thank you for your wonderful home goods, there’s nothing else like them! Great investment!
Stunning bowl! More a work of art than a regular everyday salad bowl. Love it. Scott was fabulous in terms of responding to questions.
I get lots of compliments on my Black Walnut bowl (Rule of Thirds). I would give it 10/10!!!!
I received the Cherry Bowl Blanks, beautiful nice grain pattern. I look forward to turning them. Also, Scott was very kind to answer some questions I had.
Sooo beautiful, I can't wait to use it at Christmas dinner! Thanks for your hard work in all the pieces I've purchased.
Scott's work is fantastic. I've given three of his pieces as presents recently, all to rave reviews.
Scott's work is some of the finest that money can buy. His work is exceptional, from both a craft and a creative perspective. And to top it off, Scott has access to the best hardwood available, right in his neck of the woods.
For the record, this glowing review is from a professional woodworker with 30 years of full-time experience.
The bowl blanks from Alexander Designs are the highest quality and largest dimensions I can find. The wood turns beautifully and Scott has filled many orders of mine timely.
We are so happy with the handmade box we purchased from Alexander Designs! So beautifully designed and made. This craftsman is an artist!