JoAnn Flanagan of Hunger Mountain Hardwoods is a sculpture artist based out of Middlesex, VT.
"My husband Jim and I have lived off grid since 1989 on property that is in forest management. This gives me access to a vast amount of organic materials to make rustic and country home accessories. We are constantly working in the woods, collecting firewood, maintaining a sugarbush and wild Christmas tree areas. When a tree is taken, all of it is used; some of it for fire wood, some goes to our saw mill, and the brush is left for habitat. Interesting wood, crotch wood and burls go to local wood workers for bowls and furniture. I get the bark, fungi, and interesting twisted limbs for my work. Chaga from Birch trees is saved for tea."