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21177 – Coaster from Russo’s Roots – Canterbury, CT


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Hi, I’m Gerald, the artisan and founder of the craft studio American Stonecraft ®. Thank you for exploring a unique, 1 of 1 Coaster I handcrafted in Lowell, Massachusetts. This is a single unique coaster and unless you need just one, it invites you to match it with other unique looks to highlight its uniqueness. The stone came from the place listed in the title, and the exact dimensions are found in the sizing tab below. Each wood slat is 3″ wide for scale.

The stone is absorbent, and if your icy cold beverage sweats on a hot day, the coaster will remain planted on the table. It is also a small trivet, or a plate for a candle. The stone will also protect wood from the water rings that could otherwise weep through a clay pot. Consider pre-chilling the coaster in the freezer, or slightly warming it (below 125°), depending on the beverage and season. Another idea related to its thermal properties, is that the mass of your room temperature stone will help speed the defrosting of frozen food, particularly if you sandwich the frozen item between multiple coasters like this.

I think of each coaster as functional work of art, and these single coasters are both contemporary and timeless. Chinese culture considers stones to be concentrations of energy and life, objects of contemplation and worship, microcosms of heaven and earth. (Kernels of Energy, Bones of Earth, 1986). I wholeheartedly agree!

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