THE ELMS – University Park, PA

The American Elm products are made from logs that were salvaged from the Penn State University Campus during the ’95 and ’96 winter storms. Many trees were removed after being severely damaged by the heavy snow.

As you may notice, I only make smaller pieces using the Elm wood. This has allowed me to be able to make pieces for the last 24 years.  The majority of the items that I display at the Arts Festival in State College are the Elm pieces. I’ve enjoyed having the opportunity to hear stories from people who worked at or attended Penn State prior to ’95 and remember the Elms shadowing much of campus. Each year, my booth is located next to the Old Main lawn, which is a wonderful place to display pieces made from such historic trees. Having these conversations is my favorite part of using salvaged trees from significant areas.

You can find Elm pieces at the following galleries and shows:

Gallery Shop
824 Pike St.
Lemont, PA 16851

Penns Creek Pottery
30 Pottery Lane
Mifflinburg, PA 17844
Just South of Mifflinburg on Route 104

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
University Park, PA
July 10-14, 2019