I learned something new today!
At first glance I thought these to be such beautiful "glasses" but much to my surprise upon further investigation, found that these are made from wood in a craft called "wood turning." The artisans, the Moulthrop's (3 generations of men) work from their studio in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.
A single bowl can take as long as 12 hours at a lathe over several weeks or months, carefully shaping the wood with customized tools, then applying five layers of finish.
The result gleams as if it were polished stone...
...showcasing a tree's beauty.
Private collectors and museums including the Metropolitan and the Smithsonian will wait whatever length of time to get one of these gems.
Each has its own look and sell from $350-$15,000. They can be found in many galleries across the country. Visit here to see the Moulthrop's website and see if there is a gallery near you.
Do you have just the right place for one of these beauties in your home?
text taken from ForbesLife
pictures from website