The process of creating a handmade Stinson Studios wood salad bowl begins with the selection of Eastern Canadian hardwoods. Logs are culled from sustainable wood lots, from farmers' wood piles and harvested from the family farm. Stinson Studios favored varieties include maple, birch, oak and ash.
Stinson Studios feels an affinity for the raw irregular growths of burls. Each burl during its growth on the surface of a tree is subject to a combination of unpredictable forces creating a singularly unique raw shape. When sculpting the wood they react to the individual piece to reveal the form already inherent in the wood. Each sculptural burl is a taste of wilderness in an urban environment. Sculptural burls are available in price points starting at $80 and up to $12,000.