Robert Cherry

Robert Cherry is a self-taught artist from Placitas, New Mexico who creates magnificent wood vessels that are inlaid with turquoise and other stones. These wooden vases vary in size and color with different stone inlays and are polished to a high shine.

Robert Cherry has been making these gorgeous wooden vases for more than 20 years. He searches for the “perfect” piece of wood, choosing ones that have natural crevices that can be filled with turquoise, opal, or other stone inlay. Each piece is carefully hand carved inside and out and can take between 40 hours and one year to complete it. Robert Cherry finishes each piece with robust colors and a hand-buffed glossy finish.