Artspire 2021 Virtual Art Fair & Sale • Artist Profiles

Tom Balko • La Crosse, WI

Knotty Willow
(608) 615-0282 •

We are a husband and wife team that has tinkered in the shop for years, but started wood carving during the spring quarantine months of 2020. We specialize in bowls, trays, charcuterie boards and we’ve even started making our own food safe beeswax/mineral oil finish. We use locally sourced wood, and enjoy using every scrap to make something useful and/or beautiful. The carving methods we use allow us to experiment with unique shapes and textures, highlighting the natural features of the wood.