Gerald Regnitter, Woodworker

Friendly Forest Products are functional art products and wood furniture pieces by Gerald Regnitter. Products are conceived and designed to meet some utilitarian purpose and to be objects of beauty at the same time. Local woods are often used in combination with exotic hardwoods from around the globe, with special attention to harmonizing the unique and special properties of each kind of wood.

Friendly Forest is located in the transitional boreal forest near the Prince Albert National Park.

Aspen bowl, cordovan swirl © Gerald Regnitter

 

 

Birchwood Box (with leather and wood accents), © Gerald Regnitter

Birch & Walnut Chess Set & Table © Gerald Regnitter

Birchwood box with leaf decoration, © Gerald Regnitter

Personal ceremonial use Sacred Pipe Stem in Pauo Fero with seedbead additions © Gerald Regnitter

 

 

 

 

Serving Tray in Birch and Padauk wood © Gerald Regnitter

Aspen and Wenge wood vase© Gerald Regnitter

 

Aspen bowl with leaf decoration © Gerald Regnitter

 

 

 

Gerald's dining suite

Box with Walnut, Birch and Bloodwood © Gerald Regnitter

Set of Birch items for Chapel at St. Mary High School © Gerald Regnitter

Goose and gosling pyrography on Cherry Wood © Gerald Regnitter

Birch and Padauk Woods  serving tray with Pyrographic plant images © Gerald Regnitter

Spalting Birch vase © Gerald Regnitter

Birch canister with lid © Gerald Regnitter

Customized chest in Walnut and Birch © Gerald Regnitter

Spalting Birch bowl © Gerald Regnitter

Spalting Birch canister © Gerald Regnitter

Birch platter with custom design © Gerald Regnitter

African Nogal wood vase © Gerald Regnitter

Cherry Wood napkin storage box © Gerald Regnitter

Cherry wood case with stainless steel insert © Gerald Regnitter

"Resurrection Cross" in Spruce wood © Gerald Regnitter

Custom built memory box chest in birch and walnut © Gerald Regnitter

Birch box with bear in pyrography © Gerald Rgnitter

 

 

Spalting Birch bowl © Gerald Regnitter

Cremation Urn in Walnut, Birch and Red Cedar © Gerald Regnitter

Spalting Birch bowl © Gerald Regnitter

Black Walnut with Birch and Red Cedar box © Gerald Regnitter

 

 

Following are images of Gerald's work as displayed at Friendly Forest on July 25, 26, 2015.

I appreciated all visitors and offer a special thank you to my guests who also made purchases of my work.

The forest home in which I live has a history of its own. Long before I became its caretaker some 23 years ago, a large ice ball was rolled over by a glacier and gouged out a space in the till. When the glacier melted, it left a glacial kettle which became the pond in the forest. The ridge of clay, rock and gravel along the one side has become the site for my home overlooking the pond. There has been a long succession of beaver lodges built on the pond. When I first saw the area, two lodges were active, and all of the aspen and birch near the pond had been felled and spread out like so many toothpicks. The "mess" the beaver left opened up the area near the pond for the growth of a ring of spruce and larch. About 35 years ago most of the large spruce were logged out. Their spaces have since been occupied by birch, aspen and young spruce trees. What were trees too small to harvest then, have now become large in their own right. I have been most fortunate to have been given the privilege of sharing this sacred space [for that is what it is] and I have vowed to respect and preserve what I have been given.

Site 1 - 411 Highway 2 (3.6 km north of Hwy 263 junction)

Website: www.friendlyforest.ca

Email: geraldregnitter@263artstudiotour.ca

Mailing Address: Box 501 Christopher Lake, SK, S0J 0N0

Telephone: 306-982-3614

Gerald welcomes by-appointment visits outside of the 263 Art Studio Tour dates.

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