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Alan Sweet

Booth Number: 413

Wood
Chelsea, AL
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About
I worked in wood as a hobby for over 25 years, making furniture and gifts for family and friends. I realized that each piece of wood has its own personality and presence. I wanted to bring that personality out to the forefront. Frequently, people will use everyday functional items without regard to their appearance. I like to create functional art; items which bring some beauty through wood while providing a wanted service. This brings warmth to places often viewed as utilitarian and sterile. I have been working more frequently with spalted woods because of their uniqueness and beauty. That is what I try to bring with my wooden peppermills, vases, bottle stoppers, various shakers, and pens.