Burritt Pond became interested in woodworking while stationed at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Originally, he made clocks, cradles, spinning wheels and other furniture. After retiring from the Air Force, he gradually changed direction and began concentrating on wood turning, specifically "segmented" wood turnings. All of his pieces reflect this reverence for the natural beauty of wood and his "Arbor" items resulted fro his desire to preserve event the cast off branches from the forest floor.
Pond travels all over the world collecting the fallen branches, immortalizing them int eh unique marquetry finish that he has created. The "Arbor" bowls are made from slices of branches inlayed in tree sap, which is pigmented, hardened and waxed. He welcomes commissions using branches from a favorite tree to be preserved by this unique method.
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Located in Historic Old Colorado City, since 1973, this location has maintained its reputation for authentic Native American jewelry, fine art, designer jewelry, bronze sculpture and home accessories. From traditional to contemporary, The Squash Blossom has something for everyone.