Father-son artists turn burned wooden into bowl business in Chico

Wooden artist Bruce Reno of Red Bluff and his son Matt Reno of Chico turned a way to expend time jointly into a business.

The two males repurpose burned and ruined wooden, earning it into bowls, sculptures and other merchandise in Bruce Reno’s workshop.

“Their perform sells almost as shortly as (they produce it),” said James Mazzotta, supervisor at Delight in The Keep in Redding. 

Very best sellers are their bowls and vases, said gallery supervisor Anna Austin at Finds Layout & Decor in Chico. “Their work is genuinely distinctive. People gravitate to them. Their pieces tell a terrific story.”

Bruce Reno of Red Bluff and his son Matt Reno of Chico repurpose wood burned by fire or otherwise damaged into bowls, vases, urns and other works of art.

Bruce Reno, 63, has been a wood artist due to the fact substantial university, he claimed. As a teen, he did wooden turning, carving and home furnishings earning. He put art on the back again burner while elevating a spouse and children, functioning at electric powered utilities — only doing work in wooden when he had a little time free. 

When he retired in 2020, Bruce Reno could dedicate extra time to his wood artwork. He would make vases, platters, urns, ornaments, packing containers, sculptures, “no matter what the wooden offers me,” he said.