Chris Carskaddan / CC Woodworking

Functional Wood

Hometown: Great Falls, VA

Chris Carskadden creates heirloom wooden bowls and vases intended to serve both functional and artistic purposes.

He uses a variety of rare and exotic woods including cherry, spalted poplar, maple, ambrosia maple, black walnut and red heart. On some he adds intricate hand carved designs or a band of color below the rim. Others are accented with crushed stone inlay in the natural crevices of the wood. Each bowl or vase is carefully crafted to be both usable and beautiful.

At your next Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, consider one of these pieces for a distinctive wedding, anniversary or holiday gift.