All items made from the Fairground trees are available at the Gallery Shop in Lemont, or feel free to get in touch with me personally.
I have been working with the Grange Fair for several years in an attempt to utilize some of the trees that need to be removed due to disease and other damage.
After many requests by devoted fair goers, this year I have focused on wooden utensils and other functional woodenware. This will include a tent shaped napkin holder and a Christmas ornament. I will also have a limited number of tissue boxes and two sizes of utensil boxes made in the traditional Shaker style.
All of the wooden items for this years Fair Collection are made from the silver maple that grew just feet in front of Helen's Perogie Place.
All items for 2017 are made utilizing this massive silver maple that grew just feet in front of Helen's Perogie Place.
New woodenware for 2017
Live egde tables and mirrors made from the Fairground trees
Salvaging trees and the bending process
This shows the first trees that were salvaged from the fairgrounds in 2015
Finished samples from the White Ash and Silver Maple trees in 2015