Chaos Woods

Out of Chaos Woods comes curiosities! 
Wooden art creations by Austin, Texas artists Terry Snow & Sarah Snow.


For 2019 we’re celebrating our 5th year in business with special events, giveaways and more. Be sure to follow along!

Recent art creations, openings, markets and other adventures

We recently completed an amazing adventure for Bulleit Bourbon's Frontier Works, in Austin, Texas!

Proud to have illustrated some of our favorite aspects of this great city, pyrographic drawing live, during the event, on this 8 foot table top. The table will tour with the party and end up on display at the Kentucky distillery.

We stay very busy participating in the Austin and Central Texas art community! You can usually find us at shows such as East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) and Pecan Street Festival. If we’re not currently exhibiting we’re happy to open our home studio and schedule some time to meet up. Just give us a call, 512-945-9925.

Spalted explosion inside of the bowl looks like marble.

Terry sculpted a comforting shape everyone wants to pick up but are so surprised by the lightness of the wood.

Our favorite material is locally sourced wood from trees in our neighborhood.Sarah picked up this chunk of Chinese Tallow tree during big brush collection day in Austin last year. The spalting, which is a wood coloration caused by fungi, turned out to be unreal! Below photos show the above piece still on the lathe.

Turning on the wood lathe requires sharp tools to remove excess material from the wood. It's important to carefully plan the final shape for the vessel.

Terry recognized the natural beauty of the log and was careful to keep the live edge, or natural edge, of the wood in the design of the piece.

Spindles, cups and bowls in progress!

Padauk wood is a very vibrant orange turning everything in the shop a bright orange, including Terry!

At one point, the chunk of Cherry wood is turned between centers on the lathe.

We continue to make lots of toys too! Look at the darling little spinning top go! Ballerina shapes turned on the lathe with flying arms attached by small eyelet screws. Each one has tiny hand painted features.