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Lakeville Area Arts Center 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044 952-985-4640 Email Arts Center

Benjamin Leatham

I live by the philosophy of “surround yourself with things you find beautiful and use them every day.” I am inspired by the trees I use to create functional cooking utensils, hand-turned bowls, and cutting boards. After carving, I devote much time in sanding and my finishing process is adapted from a European technique involving water and repeated applications of boiled flax seed oil, a hardening food-safe finish. I use locally salvaged and reclaimed wood.

Cannon River Bowl