Our company and our unique collection of original wood pieces is the creative expression of Master Craftsman Matt Monaco, a skilled artist designing and creating in the Ozark region of the Missouri southwest plains.
As a gifted woodturner, Matt has dedicated his craft to making the highest quality and affordable wood-turned products for collectors and all people who value the functionality, warmth and timeless beauty of wooden decor and unique wood pottery in their daily lives.
Matt's connection to nature and over 15 years of experience turning wood has allowed him the opportunity to explore the rigors of creating a skill that translates the splendor of nature in a way that offers his craftsmanship to homeowners, gallery buyers, museum stores and commissioned work opportunities for interior designers as well. Sharing the timeless beauty of nature with his turned wood original designs is Matt's way of keeping the magic of the earth in our homes, our businesses and our lives.
Always mindful of the circle of life and the importance of sustainably sourcing the woods he uses for his designs, Matt seeks out unique wood from the trees of the Ozarks region where he resides. These woods if not utilized in such a unique and eco-conscious way, otherwise would go unused and lay abandoned. Matt extends his sustainable art ethos to recycling all wood chips for use in other products.
Everyone at Monaco Bowls thanks you for visiting this online destination and we sincerely hope that you enjoy all of Matt's original wood products. These wood bowls, wood pottery, and home decor accessories have been artfully crafted with passion, skill and the desire to share the beauty of nature and most important... the allure and beauty of trees.
The focal point in the beauty and unique character derived from our timeless shapes represents a well studied contrast between the artist's understanding of how green wood expands and contracts, and combining traditional air drying methods in conjunction with a finishing process that allows the wood to move in a beautifully complimentary way with each form.
Each finished piece and the embodiment of this method acts as both a work of art as well as a functional utility item for use in home, office or restaurant setting.
All Monaco Bowls pieces are air dried and sanded to a fine surface that beautifully absorb our food safe blend of oil, and are then waxed and buffed to a soft sheen creating a matte finish.
(our wood oil is not exclusive – it originates from Bowlmakers Inc.)