Spencer Peterman is always on the lookout for fallen trees rotting in the woods. He gets excited about this kind of stuff. So do his customers. Hidden in those fallen trees — especially the ones covered by moss and dirt — is wood disfigured by the beginnings of decomposition. Turning that wood on a lathe produces strikingly unique bowls, perfect for your home or showroom. Almost all the wood he gets is from locally fallen trees in Western Massachusetts, such as maple, cherry or black walnut. The maple bowls are figured by the decomposition and aging of the wood, which we call "ambrosia" or "spalted."
  • Spalted Maple Salad Tossers by Spencer Peterman - Fire Opal
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    Spalted Maple Salad Tossers by Spencer Peterman

    $46.00

    Extra Large Spalted Maple Salad Tossers (shown on left) 12" x 3.5". Small salad tossers 9" x 3" (at widest point).

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  • Spalted Maple Bowls by Spencer Peterman - Fire Opal
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    Spalted Maple Bowls by Spencer Peterman

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    Spalted Maple Bowls by Spencer Peterman

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  • Driftwood Bowls by Spencer Peterman - Fire Opal
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    Driftwood Bowls by Spencer Peterman

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    Driftwood Bowls by Spencer Peterman

    $52.00

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    • Dry off with a towel. Do not place in the dishwasher or submerge in water. Our bowls have a food-safe finish to bring out the natural beauty of the wood. We recommend that you apply mineral oil once a month (or whenever needed) to maintain the natural beauty of the wood and to help prevent the wood from being stained.
    • Spencer Peterman is always on the lookout for fallen trees rotting in the woods. He gets excited about this kind of stuff. So do his customers. Hidden in those fallen trees, especially the ones covered by moss and dirt, is wood disfigured by the beginnings of decomposition. Turning that wood on a lathe produces strikingly unique bowls, perfect for your home or showroom. Almost all the wood we get is from locally fallen trees in Western Massachusetts, such as maple, cherry or black walnut. The maple bowls are figured by the decomposition and aging of the wood, which we call "ambrosia" or "spalted."
    • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact us to discuss.
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  • Spalted Maple Cutting Board by Spencer Peterman - Fire Opal
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    Spalted Maple Cutting Board by Spencer Peterman

    $78.00

    • Spalted Maple Cutting Board by Peterman's Boards & Bowls


      These beautiful cutting boards are crafted by renowned wood artist Spencer Peterman. Made from a single piece of fallen spalted maple, these pieces are both rustic and refined.  They're  perfect for display, as serving pieces, or for everyday use

      Care-Hand wash in mild soap and water, dry off with a towel. Do not place in the dishwasher or submerge in water. It is recommended to apply mineral oil when needed to maintain the natural beauty of the wood.

      Handmade in Gill, MA

    • Spencer has been turning bowls for about 15 years. He actually started out as a basket weaver making Nantucket baskets. While doing craft shows he became interested in the idea of learning how to turn bowls. He visited a few of the wood bowl companies in Vermont and started practicing on a lathe. Eventually he designed and made his own lathe that would produce a more natural and rugged shaped bowl. Spencer saw that there were a lot of trees locally that were being chipped up or cut for firewood. He thought he could turn all these discarded logs into something much more useful, and beautiful as well. Today almost all the wood he gets are from locally fallen trees in Western Massachusetts, such as maple, cherry or black walnut.

    • We are happy to accommodate special orders. Please contact the store to discuss.
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