All About Holland 2023


Holland Bowl Mill

One of the last of its kind in America , the Holland Bowl Mill makes exquisitely crafted solid hardwood bowls the same way it was done over 150 years ago. This 4th generation family business remains a master of a vanish ing art. Bowls are manufactured using a clever nesting technique. When a 17” bowl is carved, a 15”, 12”, and 9” bowl is created at the same time, out of the same block of sustainable hardwood. Come visit their factory where antique machinery is buzzing, sawdust is flying, and the scent of f resh cut wood perfumes the air. It can take almost 100 years for a hardwood tree to develop the grains that make each bowl so beautiful, and the skilled artisans who handle the wood give it the reverence it deserves. For over a month, they lovingly hand carve, dry, sand, and oil each piece, touching each one over 100 times in the process.

In the showroom, learn the history of this fascinating business while admiring the unique characteristics of each piece. Artistry is displayed not only in stackable bowls, but also in one-of-a kind charcuterie boards, pens, and whimsical carvings. All come with a lifetime guarantee and can be personalized on site. Looking for a special gift that will last generations? Pick one f rom this business that has already done so.

HOLLAND BOWL MILL 120 James St • (616) 396.6513 • Free Tours Monday-Friday 9 am–3 pm

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