Welcome to our site, thank you for taking the time to visit! Please feel free to look around and do not hesitate to ask any questions. We are a small woodworking company, our studio is located in Andover Minnesota. We try to use local Minnesota wood for our products, however we are always on the lookout for the most unique exotic woods from across the world. Some woods are more valued than others. My grandad, Sam G Powers, was a wood turner - this is where I learned to turn wood and developed a passion for the art. My grandparents lived in Tennessee and Oklahoma, I spent many of summers with him going to wood mills in Tennessee and watching him take pieces of logs and turning them into beautiful things. I would hope he is proud of the turnings I commission. When turning a piece, I start with a design however the wood normally decides where to let it's beauty show. I do not use harsh chemicals to try to make the wood shine "artificially" and use natural finish, like Walnut oil, beeswax. Our bowls are food safe and are made to be passed down as heirlooms, like many of my grandads have been. We continue to add items to our site, so keep checking if you don't find something today! You can also contact us if you are looking for something specific.
Here are just a few comments
Great site, loved the pen! My husband was so surprised and absolutely loves it!! Million Thanks
Aristocraft is a true work of art! We purchased several bowls, pepper mills - great work and superior products! We recent;y started collect bottle stoppers and the custom stand is absolutely beautiful - Thank you!!!
So happy we found you at the arts and craft show!!! We purchased several bottle stoppers and love them, great work and the best thing - they are one of a kind!!!
Wow - is the only word I can say!! Your work is truly a display of art! I don't drink wine but the stoppers are so beautiful, use them for my cooking oil - Thank you again....