Paul is offering two pieces in this exhibit, a Shaker-style foot stool with hand-cut dovetails and a marble sculpture.
The flower carving on the stool is by Cabot artist Ken Klingler. The wood is local cherry, harvested by Ken and Paul from a cherry tree being removed in East Hardwick, sawn by Cabot farmer Will Ameden, and allowed to naturally air dry.
Shaker furniture was often hung on a Shaker peg when not in use. The finish for this piece is PolyWhey, a safe environmentally-conscious material made in Hardwick with whey from the manufacture of Cabot cheese. The clear finish showcases the natural beauty of the wood, a light cherry color which will mature with time into a rich reddish-brown color.