About Me

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Background

Alpenglow Wood Works, is veteran owned and operated.  Scott started in Raku pottery in college and developed that into a side business over the years, focusing on Hollow Form Vessels.  In 2008, he switched mediums from clay to wood.  Through a lot of experimentation and trial and error, he honed his craftsmanship over time.   

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Medium

Each burl is selected for its resemblance of a mountain range. This is the start to the art and design of each piece.  The burls vary from North American to Australian and Amazonian.  They are then casted in a mold with acrylic resin.  The casted piece then goes on the wood lathe for the turning process.  Followed by a three stage polishing process.  Each piece is unique and one of a kind.   Currently they are created in three different sizes, 3.5" 5.5" and 8.5'" tall.  Custom orders are welcome.


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Inspiration

The inspiration for each piece comes from the beauty  of the mountains and forest.  Through the years I have lived in Lake Tahoe, Alaska and returned back to Colorado.  Always surrounded by the beauty of the mountains, I have tried to encapsulate the mountains, to bring that to your home.