Friday, May 4, 2012

The Man from the Green Swamp and his Wood Art

This post is a little different from my normal Flea Market and thrifty finds post, but I think you'll enjoy reading it.  The guy who works part time for us at our seasonal business at the coast lives in the Green Swamp and has lead an interesting sort of life. He once made a living by taking his canoe through the swamp capturing poisonous and non-poisonous snakes to sell to nature museums and zoos. His names is James but we call him Swamp Man. He actually sounds a little like the Swamp people on TV and has as many wild, adventurous tales as they do. 

James makes these bowls out of wood that's native in and around the Green Swamp of North Carolina. The wood that he makes them from are from natural falls - things like white cypress, red cypress, tupelo gum, walnut, poplar and many more.  He says there's an overabundance of naturally fallen trees in the swamps.  The bowls are beautiful and he sells them for a song! I've bought some before, but I bought a small one today like the first picture in this group and paid only $4 for it!  It's about 4" diameter.  The biggest bowls are $25 (10 - 12" diameter) and they gradually go down from there. 

I just think he's such a fascinating fellow and his wood art is beautiful, don't you think?

 Thank you for taking the time to stop for a visit, and I'll post my Flea Market Adventures tomorrow.  Have a wonderful Friday!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Glenda. Swamp Man certainly makes some beautiful bowls. They look SO tactile, with lovely shapes and gorgeous coloured woods. What a talent he has there.


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