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tray baskets
    From the inner layers of the tree I construct open weave trays of various sizes and shapes. The young trees' struggle for sunlight and growth are revealed in the knots and figured grain of these layers. The trays dramatically display the elemental nature of the wood they are made from.

    A strong durable rim wrapped with ash finishes the edge, and hickory slats are secured to the back with clinched hand made iron nails. This gives the tray rigidity and a secure way which they can be hung.

    Inspired equally by contemporary design and traditional herb drying trays, they are modern-primitive and lend decorative style to a wide spectrum of interiors.

    Several sizes are listed, but possibilities for size and dimensions are unlimited.

    Colors selection includes pigments of yellow ochre, iron oxide, green earth, prussian blue, black and white most often layered with two-three colors. The finish is wear resistant and durable.

 

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Jonathan Kline
5126 Mott Evans Road
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Phone: 607 387 5718