What's Tree Alchemist?

The one-off hand-turned bowls and sculptures of Jeffrey W Roop. Items are made mostly from locally sourced urban timbers. Any embellishment is done by burning, carving, painting, and/or repairing.


I'm committed to using locally sourced urban timbers whenever possible. Items not made from local woods will be listed as non-local.

How I Work

I'm involved in the process of utilizing local woods, from sourcing to finishing. If the item is made from non-local and/or reclaimed wood it will be specified.

That's a sphere of sycamore subjected to high voltage wood erosion and pyrography pen.
The Tree Alchemist

High voltage wood erosion occurs when you pass 9000 volts of electricity through two points and encourage the burn through controlled blasts of compressed air.