Walnut Platter – Knotty by Nature


This is a curly walnut platter with slices of white tailed deer antler inlaid into brass shavings. I had designed and wanted to complete this over two years ago. But I never had time to execute it. Because of this pandemic, I was gifted the extra time to bring this idea to life. The platter measures 16″ in diameter x 2″ tall. The wood and antler are from Maryland.

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Artist Bio:

As a lifelong woodworker, Mike Cruz was introduced to the lathe in 2010. He had enough requests for purchases that in 2013 he began selling at local shows. Now, Cruz participates in nearly 20 local juried shows per year including The Waterfowl Festival, Academy Art Museum, Bethesda Row, Baltimore ACC show, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Rehoboth Art League Fine Arts Show, Frederick Festival of the Arts, and others. As a woodturner, he found my niche in turning wood bowls and platters from highly figured wood. Most of the wood he uses is local...from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. His works are a blend of utility and art. They are finished to be eye-catching centerpieces and accent pieces in your home or office, but but they can be used for things like fruit, salad, bread, and candies...if you wish.