Chris Chaffin Artist/burlsmith
Subject to change: The Natural Flaire studio will be open to the public for visits. The gallery is a converted open garage space and tours are outside. Please, bring a mask and practice safe distancing. Hand sanitizer will be available.
Chris discovered a hidden talent (a Natural Flaire) for woodworking when
inspired by neighbor and fellow artist, Jay Dimick. Chris learned the mystery
of tree burls and the beautiful patterns the wood offers to an artist. Tree
burls are large growths on trees that are rare and highly sought after by
wood workers. His functional artwork includes wood sculptures, tables, novelties, end
tables, coffee tables, mirrors, bowls, wine racks, and much more! Each piece
starts with a hand chosen piece of wood and requires hours of meticulous
attention to detail to bring out and offer the full beauty. Chris and his wife, Donna, reside in the woods of Coventry, CT with their golden retriever "Loomis."