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70lbs of Manzanita Madness

Just released “From Brush to Bowl” illustrates the transition of a 70.5lb manzanita burl blank into a truly individual bowl. The size and mass of this spinning chunk of scrub tree root brought out the challenge in turning. The mastery of manzanita madness may take years, but we’re determined to get there. Every turning brings … Continue reading »

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Our Debut at Olana

  Artisans of the Valley is proud that our turnings are now available at the Olana Museum Store. Olana State Historic Site, the home and studio of eminent Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church, is a historic site administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Taconic Region.  It … Continue reading »

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Welcome to Artisans Turnings

Welcome to Artisans Turnings – Artisans Turnings is a feature website for artistic turnings produced by Artisans of the Valley. Although incorporated into furniture making turning traverses well beyond the barriers of table legs, finials, and spindles. Master Craftsmen Michael Pietras and Eric M. Saperstein decided to create this site dedicated to their personally spun … Continue reading »

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