NAME OF PIECE: “Gaia” ARTIST NAME: Tanya Faberson (Creekview Woodshop) DESCRIPTION: GAIA is a hand turned lidded bowl made from cherry wood with a walnut lid and cherry and spalted maple finial. All of the wood was responsibly sourced right here in Bourbon County, Kentucky. I put a lot of thought into designing this piece, and influences from some of my more contemporary bowl designs are evident in its lid and overall silhouette. I finished the wood with Yorkshire Grit & Hampshire sheen polish to enhance its natural color, grain, and tone. Care instructions for the wood are included with the purchase of this piece. MATERIAL: Wood (Cherry, walnut, and spalted maple) SIZE:With lid (6-3/4” wide X 5-3/8” tall), Bowl only (5-3/8” wide X 2” tall X 1-1/2” deep) PRICE: $125 SHIPPING/HANDLING: Free Shipping ARTIST’S WEBSITE:http://www.CreekviewWoodshop.com ARTIST’S BIO: I began working with wood after my dad passed away in 2016 and I inherited his carpentry tools. Interested in woodturning, I got a small benchtop lathe as a gift which, having quickly become obsessed, I soon replaced with a full-sized lathe. As a person interested in the natural world since I was a child, as well as a historical archaeologist fascinated with the material culture of the past, I am drawn to combining woods with interesting knots, spalting, bark, worm holes, and other “imperfections” with more structured shapes, some hearkening to historic refined ceramic tablewares of the mid-twentieth century. One of the most important themes of my work is that observers of my turned vessels are reminded that these items once were parts of beautiful, living trees. While the shapes may vary, I hope one can sense my commitment to respecting their presence in any of the pieces I make.