Natural edge table showcasing distinct grain and burl by NW wood artisan Stuart Dittbrenner.
“Art is everywhere and it is the job of the artist to identify it.” SD
This is an unparalleled highly figured and spalted 3 inch thick maple table and measures an impressive 76L X 24W X 18H with its base proportioned at 4.5 X 2.5 X 53 and resting on a maple beam. The verticals supporting the top are figured maple, as well.
$3895. Signed by the artisan.
Stuart Dittbrenner, with his art known as StuArt, has been inspired by the many wood artisans in the Northwest and marvels at the tactile characteristics of wood and its textures, color, figuring, and reflective qualities. He relishes the manipulation of wood and the discovery of the numerous fine finishes available to create unique art. He delights in the feel of the finished object in his hands. He produces thoughtfully-crafted mid century furniture that blurs the line between art and utility. He believes each piece of wood has its own character and mind.
My projects involve the violent interaction of raw materials, tools and techniques of woodworkers and other artisans to generate the forms I’m seeking, keeping the qualities of the material integrated into the design. In this way the organic life of the tree influences the finish and my creation extends the life of the tree indefinitely.
The challenge is to make sense of the material and convey to the observer my vision of form, space, texture, color and motion. To that goal I constantly seek to challenge the limits of my skills and imagination.
Start with inspiration, add raw materials, manipulate and progress through stages to conclusion. This is my passion as an artist and craftsman.
My challenge is to make sense of the material and convey to the observer my vision of form, space, texture, color and motion. To that goal, I constantly seek to challenge the limits of my skills and imagination.” Stuart Dittbrenner
Judges Award – Ocean Shores National Show
Blue Ribbon – Quilceda Woodworkers Show
Blue Ribbon – Kitsap Woodworkers Show
Best of Division – Northwest Woodworkers Show
Best In Category – Quilceda Woodworkers Show
Best in Category – Puyallup Woodworkers Show
Blue Ribbon – Northwest Carvers Artistry in Wood
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We highlight Made by NW Hands (™) in whatever way possible. It is more important than ever before that functional and decorative art survive the pandemic to be enjoyed for generations to come. We are renewing a promise to promote to the utmost our artists, artisans, and community through the most difficult period in a lifetime. –D. Fairweather, gallerist, curator, and allied member ASID.
“One of the things we have been learning overwhelmingly is the increased demand for authentic products and work that has a story to tell.”
Indeed, there is a natural synergy of things well-made between a gallery, an interior designer, and a group of artisans. The craft discipline in the NW is such a diverse and rich source of ideas and provides a thoughtful appreciation of a place. Thankful and grateful.
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