Meb Boden

Artists Open Studio Dates:

November 29, 30, December 1
Artist will be demonstrating

Wife/husband team combines engineering and sculptural techniques with humor to create fun, functional utensils, boards and vessels for kitchen and tabletop. Heirloom pieces from New England hardwoods.

 

Artist Statement:
We’re a husband/wife team combining engineering skills and wood sculpture techniques to create functional woodenwares—utensils, vessels and boards—for both kitchen and tabletop. We handpick each board, debate how best to use its grain & figure. We do NOT use duplicating machines or laser cutters. Sanding occupies much of our time. We raise the grain and sand again. Finally, we rub two coats of oil deep into the grain with our hands.

This year, tour our workshop in its true dusty glory as we prepare for end-of-year shows plus finish holiday orders! Learn, purchase, last chance to place orders!

We participate in many prestigious craft shows—over half are in Connecticut—and teach students from area schools as well as adults and small family groups about spoon-making to promote Hand-Made (not mass production) and to educate about locally produced work, sustainability and care for our environment.

Our goal is to make cooking & entertaining a visual and tactile pleasure. We imagine unknown hands and eyes enjoying the sensuous shapes, smooth textures, and luscious wood grains. We love knowing that our utensils create delectable recipes and our serving wares grace tables around the world. Using only New England hardwoods, we strive to leave a small environmental impact.

This work has become our life as a couple. We leave bits for each other to play with. We finish each other’s work. The result is a collaborative dance, with surprises along the way.

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