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Artist Don Blauvelt At Art2Amaze Studio & Gallery 6210 Shirley St, #108

About The Artist

Don Blauvelt is a woodworker and artist creating beautiful and functional one-of-a-kind items including charcuterie and serving boards, cheese slicers, pizza cutters, ice cream scoops, collector’s pens and more. He uses exotic woods, sustainably harvested, from around the world to create his products.

Don is drawn to the beauty of wood with its various colors and grain patterns. He enjoys working with wood because it is a renewable resource. His wood products are enduring, and they help “bring nature indoors.” They are a balance of skilled artistry, aesthetic appeal, and practicality.

Don’s initial interest was building Adirondack Chairs, using a pattern that he got from a retired Canadian woodworker, in a style that was oversized and extremely comfortable to sit in. Soon friends and others started asking him to make Adirondack Chairs for them and his business, “Chip Off the Block,” was launched! Although he no longer builds Adirondack Chairs, it fueled his love of working with wood and inspired him to make a variety of products.

With the growing trend of charcuterie, Don began making charcuterie boards that are works of art created with wood, colorful pigments, and food-safe epoxy. His eye-catching boards enhance the visual appeal of the food being served. These beautiful, handcrafted boards bring together artistry and food presentation, making them extremely popular. They make outstanding and unique gifts for special occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries, housewarmings, birthdays, holidays or just a gift for you!
Over the last 10 years, Don has been successfully selling his products at art shows throughout the Northeast. He has built quite a following and enjoys the interactions with his new and repeat customers.

Don resides in Naples, Florida. When he is not making “Chip Off the Block” products, he enjoys consulting as a certified Master Gardener in the states of New York and Florida.

Don Blauvelt