Archive for the ‘Hardwood Serving Pieces’ Category

2015 Placitas Studio Tour

April 27, 2015

The Annual Placitas Studio Tour will be held this year, as always, on Mother’s Day Weekend, Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 from 10 am to 5 pm each day. There will be approximately 60 artists who will open their studios to the public, offering a wide array of fine art and craft.  Learn more at the Placitas Studio Tour website.


This year I am Studio Number 30 and invite you to stop by to see the new pieces I’ve developed for this year.

I’ve added a separate Page that shows some examples of the past year’s effort.  In addition to the finished pieces, I am always eager and willing to work with you to create a unique piece for your specific application and use.

Hope to see you this year!

Ralph Churchill

Los Viejos Woodworks

Lots of New Pieces

October 18, 2014

The past several weeks have been dedicated to creating a variety of NEW Hardwood Serving Pieces.  There are some new patterns as well as some new woods.  As always, all of my Hardwood Serving Pieces are designed to be USED!  But, they are still unique and attractive enough to be displayed; they are NOT intended to be “hidden” in a drawer in the kitchen.

These Pieces make excellent Christmas gifts, or as a gift to your Host at a festive Holiday gathering instead of the usual bottle of wine or fruit cake!

It is not too early to think about that special gift.  With plenty of time remaining, I can work with you to create your own one-of-a kind gift for a special friend or family member.

Contact me today:



Blame it on the NFL

September 21, 2014

Or, ISIS, or Ukraine, or the mid-term election campaigns, or any number of other things in the current news. I have decided to quit listening to and watching the news, local and national.  I plan to stay in my workshop for the majority of my waking hours and let the noise of my tools drown out the “noise”. There are only a few items available for sale on the website and I need to replenish many things in time for Christmas shopping. I appreciate all the feedback and suggestions. Stay tuned for listings on some new and, I hope, interesting pieces for sale SOON.

2013 Placitas Studio Tour

July 10, 2013

Thanks to everyone who stopped by during the recent Studio Tour.  It is good to see friends and neighbors as well as meet new people.  I appreciate everyone’s interest and comments.

My goal for the remainder of 2013 and early 2014 is to develop some new ideas in each category or style.

There was considerable interest in serving pieces inlaid with turquoise in a variety of shapes and sizes.

There was also a lot of interest in my bas relief carvings, particularly those with a southwestern theme.

Thanks again for everyone’s interest and support.  As always, I welcome and encourage your input, suggestions, etc.

Ralph Churchill

New Serving Pieces

November 3, 2011

I’ve been busy over the past few months and have made a variety of new serving pieces.  All of these are shown on the SERVING PIECES FOR SALE page and I invite you to check them out!  There are plenty of items that would made wonderful (and useful) gifts for Christmas.

As always, I am eager to work with you to create that “special piece” based on your choice of size and shape as well as choice of hardwoods.  There are also a number of examples of serving pieces that have been inlaid with turquoise or coral.  I can work with you to incorporate a special inlay design or pattern into a serving pieces to create something truly unique.

Studio Tour Follow Up

May 15, 2011

Just a quick Post to say “Thank You” to everyone who stoppd by last weekend.

I appreciate your interest and your valuable comments and suggestions.

I have lots of new ideas for things to work on for next year.

I hope to see you then!

Ralph Churchill