The Sleigh Curl detail is carved by hand with a chisel.
Jessica King, a master potter at ShackletonThomas, demonstrates the traditional technique of pulling and applying handles for hand-thrown mugs. Jessica has been a potter for ShackletonThomas since 2001.
Decoration is carved into a decorative piece of handmade pottery using an African porcupine quill.
Each dovetail on our drawers is cut by hand, not by a dovetail “machine,” and the drawers sail in and out as if on a breath of wind.
These extraordinary bowls are turned by hand on a large lathe in our Bridgewater furniture workshops by a talented turner, Drew Wilkinson.
Drew, with help from a forester, cuts the trees for these bowls on his family farm in Royalton, Vermont. The trees are harvested because they are damaged in some way and their removal will allow for new healthy growth. All the shavings are transported to a local farm to be used as bedding for dairy cows or used as compost for Drew's own potatoes.
Throwing a Beaker
Kneading clay and throwing beakers by hand on the potter’s wheel.