Our handmade wood collection is designed by artist Kait Pelletier of Loose leaf atlas in Vancouver, Canada. Kait's background is in landscape architecture and she's a self-taught wood worker who has found a passion for design at the intimate scale of wood and object. Loose leaf atlas was founded on the idea to source high quality wood waste from backwoods logging sites to urban streets.
Douglas-fir timber is recognized as a common industrial material that is sawed into dimensional lumber and used widely in the construction industry. This vessel is made from offcuts provided to the artist by a timber framer out of Squamish, BC.
With sharp tools and a lot of patience, Kait turns the rough block on her lathe to reveal a sculptural form that contrasts its industrial use and draws attention to its intense grain. The Pseudotsuga vessel represents the revival of a material that is otherwise sent to the landfill or chipped into mulch.
Disclaimer: Douglas-fir wood is often under used by woodturners due to its brittle nature and difficult workability. Pieces in this collection may have imperfections, which is inherent to the nature of the material.