Baltic By Design

You never know when a good idea is going to strike.  One day when visiting my Mom I noticed her wind spinner hanging on the wood shed.   I had an idea to design a bowl that had a similar look.  When I started working on a prototype I figured that it would be multiple rings glued up and was cutting some of the smaller rings from inside the larger ones to save wood.  Through a couple attempts I came up with a design that would be cut from one flat piece which was a very efficient use of wood.

     The first prototypes were cut using a scroll saw and I knew if I was going to make a marketable product out of it I was going to have to come up with a faster way to cut them.  I found a local business with a Laser cutting machine who could cut them for me.  I now own three machines and my entire business is operated right out of my home.

     It is a family business that is growing fast.  My daughter and sister work with me now and we have plans for expanding this year.

- Robert E. Jones, Artist