Gnarly Burl Studios
Derek O'Brien


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Inspired by the raw and natural beauty of wood, Derek O’Brien carves and shapes Canadian burls from the comfort of his off-the-grid home studio. He applies self-taught skills honed over decades of woodcarving to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of art that please the eye. No living trees are sacrificed for the sake of art. His work has been added to private collections across Canada, the U.S.A. and Europe. All pieces have been hand-rubbed with 100% walnut oil making them food friendly. If you have or would like your own burl shaped into a unique piece, Derek also does custom work. Contact Gnarly Burl Studios at 3636 Palmer Road or call 613-758-2847

All Derek's work is done by hand and mostly outdoors.

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