Alex creates functional accessories and artistic pieces for office and home. Turning and flatwork techniques are employed. Pieces use carefully selected combinations of woods from the wonderful palette of color and texture available from the Appalachian hardwood forests. The wood is sourced from local suppliers and from the artisan's own property. Items are finished using natural oils and waxes. The goal is to let the wood feel like wood while offering protection consistent with use.
Decorative techniques such as Lichtenberg burning, gilding, and combinations with colored resins are also employed.
In addition to the C’Ville Arts Gallery, Alex’s work is available in many fine shops in the central Virginia area as well on his website and Amazon.
Batesville VA - Batesville Market
Charlottesville VA - James Monroe Highland Museum Shop
Ivy VA - Wine & Country Shop
Crozet VA - Crozet Artisan Depot
Lexington VA - Artists in Cahoots
Natural Bridge VA - Natural Bridge State Park Artisan Center
North Garden VA - Albemarle Ciderworks
Please follow “PettigrewWoodworks” on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with what Alex has going on in his Studio