Hollow Forms

Hollow forms are vases or bowls with a tight opening.  They present a great surface to show off the wood's natural beauty but are more difficult to create, as the interior hollowing is done through a relatively small hole.


I create a mixture of usable bowls and platters, as well as strictly decorative ones.


Most of my vases are intended as stand alone art pieces, or to accommodate dry flower arrangements.


This section includes all other creations from turned boxes and jewelry, to non-turned items, such as boxes, bread knives, etc.

Meet the Artist

My name is Adrian Stanciu (Adrian’s Woods) and I’ve been a woodworker for over 20 years, creating works of art in Manitou Springs, Colorado.  Wood gives me the opportunity to combine art, creativity, and construction, while releasing the unique beauty created by nature.  I especially enjoy giving new life to wood that would otherwise be destined for the fireplace. Salvaging these treasures gives the tree a second life, allowing many individuals to appreciate its beauty.  With wood’s natural variations, a lifetime of work won’t come close to exhausting the endless possibilities.

My work has been featured in several stores and galleries in Colorado.  If you are interested in something that you don’t see or has already been sold, please feel free to contact me.

I took a bit of a hiatus from woodworking for the past few years as I pursued my other passion – ultra-running (http://adrainrunning.blogspot.com/).  Though I haven’t given up on ultra-running, I expect to spend more time in the shop to release my creativity.