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TEXAS ARTISAN WIRE
Fun on 4 Legs
Spotted at the farmers market in Bee Cave, TX
We caught up with woodturner Morris Cox at the 2017 Texas Mesquite Arts Festival. Cox, who is based in Coleman, Texas, creates bowls, vases, and other unique pieces.
Texas Mesquite Arts Festival features turners, sculptors, furniture makers who create home accessories and various artisan works made from mesquite. First held in 1992, the free festival occurs each October on the Marktplatz in historic Fredericksburg.
Mesquite is native to Texas, where it often grows as a small shrub in shallow soils. But it can reach 50 feet in better soil conditions. Popular with early Spaniards who used it to build ships, mesquite but is often used to create rustic furniture and fine cabinets.
We also visited with wood artisan Tom Marschall at the 2017 Texas Mesquite Arts Festival. Marschall makes custom furniture and other pieces from mesquite.