At Stinson Studios we create a variety of pieces for your home in two distinct, high quality lines, and a complementary tabletop collection, to cater to a diverse range of customers. Here we provide you with a brief overview of the various lines, collections, and styles currently being made at our studio.  If you are a Canadian customer, you can view our products currently available for retail on our online shop (please note not all pieces shown here are necessarily available for retail purchase at all times).  For everyone outside of Canada, or if you are interested in choosing your products in person, we are also happy to direct you to one of the many galleries and stores that carry our work.  This section will be updated as new work becomes part of our permanent collection.

For more details and photographs, please feel free to visit the pages entitled “Bowls”, “Burls”, and “Tabletop” in the main menu.

 

The Signature Line features exclusively free-hand-turned, one-of-a-kind, and limited edition collections. These collections include:

  • Square bowls
  • Oversized Studio Line bowls – 22”-28″ diameter
  • Signature Burls
  • Limited Edition work, including rare materials or unique styles

 

The Tabletop Collection features a variety of beautiful pieces to complement our Signature and Studio Lines. These pieces include:

  • Salad Servers
  • Cutting Boards
  • Pâté Boards
  • Cheese Plates
The Studio Line, based on the forms and commitment to high quality beloved in our original Signature Line, embodies equilibrium: each piece unique, but with consistent sizes in each style. Our Studio Line currently includes the following collections:

  • Live Edge bowls (Bark or Wane)
  • Round bowls
  • Shard bowls

 

The Stinson Home Collection is an evolving collection, highlighting home accents that we have created for and cherished in our own homes, now available to become a part of yours. These pieces currently include:

  • Pendant Lampshades

 

Signature Line

Square Ambrosia Maple Bowl

Ambrosia Maple Square Bowl

(SQBM2, SQBM4, SQBM6, SQBM8) – Sizes available: 12-13”, 14-15”, 17-18”, 20-22”

Description: Each square bowl is free-hand-turned entirely by a Stinson. An incredibly difficult and risky skill requiring years to develop, the resulting combination of artistry and working with the natural form make the square bowls some of our most captivating pieces. These bowls showcase hard, clean lines with the warmth of the maple wood, and may feature two live bark edges, or a smoother wane edge. They are a wonderful mixture of modernity and ruggedness. These pieces truly make a statement and are often used as a “warm” accent piece to complement modern spaces.

Material: Ambrosia Maple

One of a Kind Signature Burls

Signature Burl
Signature Sculptural Burl

Assorted sizes available, from 4” diameter and upwards

Description: Our burls are our most one-of-a-kind pieces. Each and every one is cut, carved, and finished depending on the shape of the initial wood piece. The hardest skill to learn is how to “see” the possibilities and potential for a final form within the raw material. Navigating the unique undulations, cavities, flaws, and other characteristics within each burl is a skill that takes many years to master, and it is this skill that the Stinsons have developed, resulting in beautifully artistic works of art that highlight perfectly the wood from which they were carved. Burls are most often used as centerpieces, the sculptural form becoming a focal point in any room. They can also act as vessels, holding dry foods, decorations, or jewelry, for example. Less frequently, we have “true vessels” which can hold wet foods and are ideal for serving.

Burls have a longevity to the material and endure the passage of time to become family heirlooms able to be passed through generations.

Material: Varies


The Studio Line

Live Edge Collection

Either bark or wane edge, the rims of these bowls are formed from the natural exterior of the tree. Our commitment to quality and excellent source of materials makes us the only producer of live edge serving bowls to guarantee a 100% bark rim.

Wane Edge Ambrosia Maple Bowl

Wane Edge Ambrosia Maple Bowl

(WBM11, WBM14, WBM17, WBM19) – Sizes available: 11”, 14”, 16.5”, 19”

Description: The wane edge bowl is a harmonious compromise between the shape and rustic rim of the bark bowl, and the durable clean edge of the round bowls. No two bowls are exactly alike in spaulting colour patterns or natural rim. The dramatic “finger spaulting” patterns found in our bowls are a unique characteristic of red maple, which is rare, but fortunately prevalent in this area of Eastern Ontario. Choosing the right wood is so essential to the art we create, and this is highlighted in our Ambrosia maple pieces.

Material: Ambrosia Maple

Bark Edge Ambrosia Maple Bowl

Bark Edge Ambrosia Maple Bowl

(BBM11, BBM14, BBM17, BBM19) – Sizes available: 11”, 14”, 16.5”, 19”

Description: Over the years, the bark edged bowl has become our best selling style of serving bowl, especially with repeat customers familiar with the brand. The live bark edge combines with the smooth interior to reflect a balance between rugged natural beauty and functional form. With this bowl, we strive to maintain as much of the natural tree as possible in the finished piece, and depending on the amount of colour in the individual bowl, it may range from freshly elegant to darkly mysterious. Turned on our custom lathe, bowls are nested to eliminate waste, creating unique colouring and variations in size and depth between bowls. Each bowl is refreshingly unique.

Material: Ambrosia Maple

“Traditional” Round Collection

Round Ambrosia Maple Bowls

Ambrosia Maple Round Bowl

(RBM11, RBM14, RBM17, RBM19) – Sizes available: 11”, 14”, 16.5”, 19”

Description: The round ambrosia maple is the closest to the traditional “salad bowl” that people picture when thinking of wood bowls, yet is enhanced through the natural beauty of the ambrosia maple. This bowl is smooth, simple, and functional, while still making a statement. It is a long lasting piece, a classic, which will deepen in colour with age and use. The quality and nature of hand turned bowls is immediately apparent by the fact that even these traditional bowls are each slightly different, and unique in changing colour and depth.

Material: Ambrosia Maple, also available in Natural Oak and Ebonized Oak

Round Natural Oak Bowl

Natural Oak Round Bowl

(RBO11, RBO14, RBO17, RBO19) – Sizes available: 11”, 14”, 16.5”, 19”

Description: An incarnation of the traditional round maple bowl, the oak offers a fresh look through a completely new grain pattern, while maintaining the solid wood, durable, and functional appeal.

Material: Natural Oak, also available in Ebonized Oak and Ambrosia Maple

Round Ebonized Oak Bowl

Ebonized Oak Round Bowl

(RBEO11, RBEO14, RBEO17, RBEO19) – Sizes available: 11”, 14”, 16.5”, 19”

Description: These bowls are an attempt to combine the interests of our customers – the natural world with a modern style. And so the black bowls were born. The oak is ebonized through a food-safe vinegar and iron based process, leaving it strikingly dark with a hint of the natural oak grain. These have all the qualities admired in our traditional bowls, but bring something new to the table.

Material: Ebonized Oak, also available in Natural Oak and Ambrosia Maple

The Shard Collection

Ambrosia Maple Shard Bowl

Ambrosia Maple Shard Bowl

(SBM11, SBM14) – Sizes available: 11”, 14”

Description: Our shards are a new experiment – we like to stay fresh and are constantly creating. These were born out of a broken bowl, smashed into “shards” on the floor. The resulting pieces were the inspiration for this shape, so not only do we have a rescued bowl, we have an interesting new form to work with. The shards are an edgier take on the traditional round, combining the durability and clean lines with a modern aesthetic.

Material: Ambrosia Maple, also available in Ebonized Oak

Ebonized Oak Shard Bowl

Ebonized Oak Shard Bowl

(SBEO11, SBEO14) – Sizes available: 11”, 14”

Description: Our edgiest, newest modern look, the black shards combine the form of the maple shard with the eye-catching look of the ebonized oak, a departure from any style we currently create. Like our other ebonized products, the shards are fully functional and food safe, serving as a focal point for any table or room in the house.

Material: Ebonized Oak, also available in Ambrosia Maple

 

The Tabletop Collection

Maple Salad Servers

Wane Edge Maple Salad Servers

Smooth Maple Salad Servers

(SSMO) – Styles available: Wane edge and Smooth edge

Description: The ideal complement to any of our bowls, or as an addition to an already well-stocked kitchen, our simple yet naturally beautiful maple salad servers are book matched, each piece reflecting the other. With the signature colour and spaulting we are known for, they are the perfect finishing touch, with a choice of smooth or wane edge. These come in a set of two.

Material: Maple

Ambrosia Maple Cutting Board

Maple Cutting Board

(CBM16, CBM20) – Sizes available: 16” and 20”

Description: Our unique cutting boards are 100% solid Canadian Maple hardwood. Clean, durable, and incredibly functional, they are not lacking in visual appeal – they have the spaulting we are known for, and are offered with one or two live edges to fit any aesthetic. They are ideal for both food preparation and serving—we suggest you prepare on one side, and serve on the other to get the most out of your cutting board.

Material: Ambrosia Maple

Ambrosia Maple Pâté Board

Maple Pâté Board

(PBM16, PBM20) – Sizes available: 16”and 20”

Description: Like our cutting boards, our pâté boards are 100% solid Canadian Maple hardwood. The small 5” dia pocket in these boards is hand carved, created with serving pâté, dips, chutneys, olives, spreads, or nuts in mind… but the possibilities are endless! Use it to catch the ends as you chop vegetables or meat, hold spices and chopped vegetables as you cook, whatever you can imagine. They are available with one live edges, producing a variation in width ranging from 6” – 8”.

Material: Ambrosia Maple

Juniper/Red Cedar Cheese Plate

Photo coming soon!

(CPCJ) – Sizes vary from 6″ to 12″

Description: Our cheese plates are a colourful, compact choice for displaying beautiful arrays of cheese and other appetizers.  They are naturally coloured with a stunning red heart, are food safe, and work well as a hot plate (the heat causes the cedar scent to waft through the air).  Diameters vary, pieces range from 6″ to 12″, with a thickness of 1″ to 1.5″.

Material: Juniper/Red Cedar

 

The Stinson Home Collection

Pendant Lampshades

Wane Edge Ambrosia Maple Lampshade

(WLM14, WLM17, WLM19) – Sizes available: 14″, 17″, 19″

Description: Our lampshades add the warm glow of solid wood to any room.  We seek out bowls with knots or other features that create unique visual expressions to complement any style.  These are perfect on their own, and even more striking in a set.  If you’re looking for a rustic touch, the wane edge provides a glimpse of the live edge in the original tree with the spaulted Ambrosia maple colouring we are known for.  The unique patterning of each piece of wood makes every piece truly “one of a kind”.

Each light includes a black 60 Watt (maximum) socket fixture and cord (4.7m long, 2kg max load) that can be plugged into a socket, or professionally cut and hardwired, as well as one screw hook for hanging.  Light bulbs not included.

Material: Ambrosia Maple

Round Ambrosia Maple Lampshade

(RLM14, RLM17, RLM19) – Sizes available: 14″, 17″, 19″

Description: Our lampshades add the warm glow of solid wood to any room.  We seek out bowls with knots or other features that create unique visual expressions to complement any style.  These are perfect on their own, and even more striking in a set.  Like our round Ambrosia Maple bowls, these lampshades offer a traditional, clean style with beautifully spaulted Ambrosia Maple detail.

Each light includes a black 60 Watt (maximum) socket fixture and cord (4.7m long, 2kg max load) that can be plugged into a socket, or professionally cut and hardwired, as well as one screw hook for hanging.  Light bulbs not included.

Material: Ambrosia Maple, also available in Charred Oak

Round Charred Oak Lampshades

(RLC11, RLC14, RLC17) – Sizes available: 11″, 14″, 17″

Description: Our lampshades add the warm glow of solid wood to any room.  We seek out bowls with knots or other features that create unique visual expressions to complement any style.  These are perfect on their own, and even more striking in a set.  The charred wood lampshade combines a striking black exterior with a natural wood interior, adding a perfect contrast to a softer aesthetic, or a compliment to sharp, modern styles.

Each light includes a black 60 Watt (maximum) socket fixture and cord (4.7m long, 2kg max load) that can be plugged into a socket, or professionally cut and hardwired, as well as one screw hook for hanging.  Light bulbs not included.

Material: Charred Oak, also available in Ambrosia Maple