I had the good fortune to meet artist Ken Kenia from Mad River Antler in Waitsfield, Vermont. He creates some magical pieces that you can view on his site. Here’s some more info…
Mad River Antler creates and crafts unique antler art in the form of antler lighting fixtures, antler chandeliers, antler table lamps, antler floor lamps, antler candle holders, antler wine holder and racks, antler pens, antler furniture, antler sconces and other rustic lighting, rustic home accessories and decor.
Moose, elk and deer are the only animals that naturally shed (drop) their antlers each year and by the power of Mother Nature they grow back. No harm comes to the animal whatsoever. Antler Sheds are recovered through early spring by hiking into densely wildlife populated areas and/or purchased from professional Shed Hikers from the Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, Wyoming, Montana, Alaska and Canada.
Each Antler is carefully hand selected, crafted and sealed to enhance its beauty and character along with a profound love and respect for nature. Each Mad River Antler creation is individually handcrafted by artisan Ken Kenia in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains. All Mad River Antler lighting is constructed with UL approved components and installed with the finest craftsmanship in the industry. We also provide custom creations to fit your needs.
In the modern age of disposable items, I am proud to present these unique and one-of-a-kind heirloom quality works of art provided by Mother Nature herself with hopes that they will be enjoyed for generations to come.
Thanks for visiting our web site. I encourage you to visit often as we will continue to add new antler creations throughout the year.
Ken Kenia – Mad River Antler
Proudly created in Waitsfield, Vermont, USA