I have worked with wood for over forty years, and I currently make hand-carved fruit wood spoons (examples of which are featured on this blog).
My work is currently featured at WYSIWYG located in Staunton,Virginia;and at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville,Virginia. My work has previously appeared in Gallery 234 Staunton, Virginia, Spruce Creek Gallery in Nellysford, Virginia and the Virginia Fall Foliage Festival and the Artisans Center of Virginia in Waynesboro, Virginia as well as in the Englers Block in Branson, Missouri and Silver Dollar City in the Branson, Missouri area.
The largest member of the rose family in the U.S. The wood has a beautiful smooth grain and ranks second only to black walnut as a cabinet wood. The color continues to darken with age and exposure to light. It takes on a blood red color.