I love the look of wood and white and I have shown many examples of it on the blog in the past. I have come across many wonderful artists lately that are working in wood and I am just enchanted by the work they are doing. Since I too create handmade, usable items, I feel a special kinship to these women that begin with their imagination and through their own hard work and determination make a piece that can be used in someone's home. Doing this work takes perseverance and dedication and these ladies have that and enormous talent as well.
The first artist is Ariele Alasko. She creates headboards, tables, coffee tables and wall panels from recycled wood. I found Areile through her Instagram where she documents not only her work but her daily life in the studio with her cat and dog. The two animals are best friends and I love the photos she has with them sleeping, eating and playing together. Of course she documents her work as well that is truly wonderful.
Areile shares her studio with Amelie Mancini who works in wood as well and makes wonderful spoons and cutting boards. She is a French artist and designer now working in Brooklyn. She also does wonderful block prints mostly around the theme of baseball which are really just so clever.
I also discovered Nikole Harriott recently and she has a website called Herriott Grace. She is a team with her father who does all of the woodworking, making spoons, cake plates, bowls and cutting boards. Their story is really beautiful and they made a video explaining how they started their work together when her father retired. It is really inspiring and their work is gorgeous.
Take a look at some of their work here and visit their websites for more info.
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