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John Whitt

Business: The Bent Tree
From: Bethany, MO
Discipline: Wood

Artist Bio

My wife and I have lived on the 'family farm' in northwest Missouri for 40 years. During the farm crisis in the early 70's I began building and selling rustic furniture to supplement our farm income. Now that we are retired we are able to dedicate all our time to our first love, art and creating. My wife, an accomplished basket maker and fiber artist, assists me with some of my pieces. We especially enjoy creating new and non-traditional pieces.

Artist Statement

For over 30 years I have been creating art pieces and furniture from wild willow and other green trees and branches. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted, then kiln dried. After light sanding and inspection, my work is carefully finished with a satin sealer.