Deirdre and Aaron, the creative minds behind Rusted Pulchritude, live and work in naturally rugged Downeast Maine where they create handmade wabi sabi wooden wares in their wonky 1900’s horse barn. They carve spoons, bowls, sculptures, and other wares from local freshly-cut wood using traditional hand carving techniques. Much of the wood they use is storm-felled or collected from local tree-trimming operations. They thoroughly enjoy using bygone production techniques in their work, and they create and carry out their concepts both individually and collaboratively. The inspiration for their work comes from both the natural beauty of Maine and the man-made environment of New York, where they are both from originally. When not creating with wood, they can be seen hiking the trails of Acadia with their rescued pit bull, Bella.
Woodcarving: Aaron & Deirdre McGrath