Artspire 2020 Virtual Art Fair & Sale • Artist Profiles
Philip Waletzko • La Crosse, WI
Waletzko Primitive Craft is a small family business owned and operated by Philip and Alicia in Driftless region of WI. Founded in the Fall of 2017, they sell Philip’s hand-carved wooden spoons and others items with ties to the past. The goal is to create utilitarian household utensils out of reclaimed locally sourced wood that would otherwise be landfilled or burned. Utilizing environmentally friendly finishes, these items are made for every day use and admiration. Periodically WPC takes on special projects like custom orders for weddings or gift giving and Philip has also carved a small series of spoons using applewood salvaged from a local orchard.