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.

bgs

13 X 2.5 inch plate/ bowl. © Gerald Regnitter

rered

10.5 X 2.5 inch bowl © Gerald Regnitter

flange

Flange Bowl, 11.5 X 2 inch bowl

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Creation Joy, 16 X 1 inch platter © Gerald Regnitter

13 X 2.5 inch bowl. © Gerald Regnitter

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13 X 2.25 inch bowl. © Gerald Regnitter

Birchwood Bowl - Aspen Leaves. © Gerald Regnitter

Birchwood Bowl - Golden Pumpkin. © Gerald Regnitter

Birchwood and Walnut Vase, low form. © Gerald Regnitter

Birchwood Vase. 4" X 9" - blue ice 1. © Gerald Regnitter

Birchwood Vase - brown burst. © Gerald Regnitter

Birchwood Vase - gold in fire. © Gerald Regnitter

Birchwood Vase - Gold flame. © Gerald Regnitter

Birchwood Vase - Black Ice. © Friendly Forest

stress

Stressed Birch Plate © Gerald Regnitter

canister

Birch and Bloodwood Bowl © Gerald Regnitter

bplate

Birch plate with Aniline dyes © Gerald Regnitter

bvase

Spalting Birch Vase © Gerald Regnitter

bbox2

Birch Box © Gerald Regnitter

bsapele3

Sapele and Birch Box © Gerald Regnitter

bsapele4

Sapele and Birch Box G Gerald Regnitter

bwalnut

Black Walnut with Birch box © Gerald Regnitter

cross

Resurrection Cross © Gerald Regnitter

curn1

Custom Urn © Gerald Regnitter

hopec

Custom Hope Chest © Gerald Regnitter

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Black Walnut, Cedar and Birch Urn © Gerald Regnitter

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Birch Hope Chest © Gerald Regnitter

officebox

Custom "Office-in-a-Box" © Gerald Regnitter

crattles

Ceremonial Rattles © Gerald Regnitter

sbirch1

Spalting Birch bowl with lid © Gerald Regnitter

sbirch2

Spalting Birch Bowl © Gerald Regnitter

sbirch3

Spalting Birch Bowl with lid © Gerald Regnitter

svase

Spruce Wood Vase with Aniline Dyes © Gerald Regnitter

Spurtles

Simple, functional, attractive; Wood Spurtles in various woods, ready for the cook pot. © Gerald Regnitter

   
 
 

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

Product Galleries: http://www.friendlyforest.ca/Friendly_Forest_Products.htm

Email: geraldregnitter@263artstudiotour.ca

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

Telephone: 306-982-3614

Gerald welcomes visits outside of the 263 Art Studio Tour dates. Please call ahead to make sure Gerald is available.

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