These are samples of Smokey's Burl Art. Burls are an abnormal growth on the trunk or at the top of a root ball of a tree and can widely vary in size and shape. The intricate, twisted grain patterns ensure that no two pieces will ever be the same.

 

                                                                                                         

Smokey
Burl Wood & Mixed Media Artist

I am drawn to the exquisite beauty of the burl and the artistic creation of nature. Burls are an abnormal growth on the trunk or at the top of a root ball of a tree and can widely vary in size and shape. The intricate, twisted grain patterns ensure that no two pieces will ever be the same. Burls are rare, difficult to work with and are strikingly beautiful, which is why I chose to work with this wood.

I learned my craft just north of the Redwoods in Kerby, Oregon. I embrace the beauty of my surroundings to inspire my designs. I hand select the burls and other materials to design my art and furniture. My work includes mirrors, wall and pendulum clocks, chairs, benches, tables, bar stools, custom designs and much more.