Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Asian Simplicity meets American Craftsmanship

Working out of a nineteenth century mill, Rhode Island woodworker Thomas Davin utilizes the beauty of his surroundings to create objects that are simple yet elegant in design. His woodcrafts are both serviceable and handsome and with minimal care, they can be appreciated for years to come. The hallmark of Thomas' work is its combination of artistic expression and utilitarian design.

We love his sushi boards and chopsticks. They are popular wedding gifts and everyone likes the multi-function of the chopstick holder — it also serves as a rest while they're in use. Boards are $85 and maple chopsticks sets with cocobolo holders are $20 each.

We also carry jewelry stands, cutting boards and magnifying glasses by Thomas. Call Gallery Fifty for more information: 231-932-0775.