A muddler is a bartender’s tool, used like a pestle to mash—or muddle—fruits, herbs and spices in the bottom of a glass to release their flavor.
This would be a very functional and handsome addition to your bar tools – indispensable for making those juleps and mojitos.
Melissa Engler & Graeme Priddle / Half Feral Studios – Asheville, NC
Graeme Priddle has over 20 years’ experience in the woodworking field, best known for his sculptural turnings/carvings reflecting his life and environments in Northland, New Zealand. He has won numerous awards for his work, which has been exhibited widely in
New Zealand, UK, Japan, Taiwan, France, Germany, U.S.A and Canada.
Melissa Engler is deeply interested in conservation and the sacred quality of plants and animals. Simultaneously she is fascinated by the cycles of consumption and violence that are inherent in natural systems. Being that these concepts are at odds, Melissa is compelled to create work that allows her to examine these concerns without having to find words or perfect answers. Her wish is to convey a sense of primal connection to our environment and evoke an awareness of its tenuous state.
Collaboratively, these two artists make up Half-Feral Studios. With their combined love of wood as a material and decoration- they produce objects that can be used in the rituals
of our daily lives.