Peterman's Boards & Bowls
61 French King Highway
Gill, MA 01354
Bowls, serving boards and trays, salad tossers, bottle stoppers, and napkin rings made from discarded or fallen trees from New England towns.
Spencer Peterman is always on the lookout for fallen trees rotting in the woods. Hidden in those fallen trees, especially the ones covered by moss and dirt, is a second life. Peterman magically brings local wood that would have normally been discarded, chipped, or used for firewood back to life in the form of bowls, serving boards, salad tossers, and other farmhouse kitchenware products. New England gives us a variety of hardwoods to work with like Cherry, Black Walnut, Spalted and Ambrosia Maple, and Cherry Burls! Michele created a food-safe milk paint for our oak bowls which we call the White Pearl and Driftwood collection. We designed and engineered our own lathe that could produce not only a more natural and rough-edge bowl, but one that could create multiple bowls out of a solid log. Our custom lathe is designed so that there is little to no waste while making bowls. A Spencer Peterman signature!
Partners in both life and business, Spencer and Michele met in the late 90s. At the time, Michele owned a successful pottery business and Spencer made a living weaving Nantucket baskets. After Spencer transitioned to woodworking, Michele joined the Peterman’s team, bringing along her business acumen and organizational skills. We are honored to share our rich history of farmhouse kitchens, wooden bowls, and craftsmanship with you. Come visit us at the main gallery in Gill, MA or our Boston location at the Boston Public Market in the heart of Downtown.