Left Turn

Vinton, VA


David Yeatts  takes unassuming blocks of maple wood and turns them into beautiful,  functional bowls.   He gets a little help from the activity of the ambrosia beetle, an insect which creates distinctive  streaks in the maple's wood.   While beautiful, these stripes are symptoms of a tree in distress.   By using this wood, healthy trees are spared.

The figuring on each bowl is entirely unique, a product of natural products which never precisely repeat.  Each is a functional treasure, destined for heirloom status.