Lately we’ve been making lots of Tree of Life plates and mugs. People love them and you can find them at All Nation’s Trading downtown Hendersonville. Each one is hand carved freehand so each one is different. The color scheme on these is Persimmon on the outside, the carved trees are a oxide wash, then the inside is sprayed with a cream colored glaze. The varying thickness of the sprayed glaze determines the eventual color, and keeps the carving from being filled in.


The concept of a tree of life has been used in biology, religion, philosophy, and mythology. A tree of life is a common motif in various world theologies, mythologies, and philosophies. It alludes to the interconnection of all life on our planet and serves as a metaphor for common descent in the evolutionary sense. The term tree of life may also be used as a synonym for sacred tree.

The tree of knowledge, connecting to heaven and the underworld, and the tree of life, connecting all forms of creation, are both forms of the world tree or cosmic tree, according to the Encyclopædia Britannica, and are portrayed in various religions and philosophies as the same tree.