Rusted Pulchritude

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Hi there! We’re Deirdre and Aaron, the creative minds behind Rusted Pulchritude. We live and work in naturally rugged Downeast Maine where we create handmade wabi sabi wooden wares in our restored former-horse barn studio.We carve spoons, bowls, sculptures, and other wares from local freshly-cut wood using traditional hand carving techniques. Much of the wood we use is storm-felled or collected from local tree-trimming operations. We thoroughly enjoy using bygone production techniques in our work, and we create and carry out our concepts both individually and collaboratively. The inspiration for our work comes from both the natural beauty of Maine and the man-made environment of New York, where we are both from originally, and the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi Sabi and the Swedish teaching and craft tradition of slojd. When not creating with wood, we can be seen hiking the trails of Acadia with our rescued pit bull, Bella.

Our Products Are Available At The Locations Below

Harlow Craft Shop at the Harlow Gallery - Hallowell, ME
Little Maine Mercantile - Wiscasset, ME
The Big Lake - Grand Marais, MN
Indikoi - Bozeman, MT