Davin and Kesler
Thomas Davin and Mary Kesler have been woodworking together since 1979. Their professional training began during their college years in California where Tom studied cabinetmaking and design at C.S.U. Northridge. Mary began woodworking to help pay expenses toward her Bachelor of Science degree at U.C. Davis. After college, they began a business and life partnership. Over the years their roles have evolved but they are both still very much involved in the conception and design process and continue to run the business as they have for over thirty years. They now reside in the countryside of Rhode Island. Working out of a nineteenth century mill overlooking Dorset Mill Pond, Mary and Tom utilize the beauty of their surroundings to create objects that are simple yet elegant in design. Their woodcrafts are both serviceable and handsome. With minimal care, they can be appreciated for years to come. The hallmark of their work is its combination of artistic expression and utilitarian design.
"Simple, functional design bestows beauty."
Hand Mirror: Designed with attention to comfort and utility, the Davin & Kesler Hand Mirror is sure to make your reflection all the more lovely! I purchased one of their beautiful mirrors over twenty years ago for my own use and it is just as beautiful today as the day I purchased it! The quality solid wood frame is hand-crafted and refined to fit the palm. Set in the hardwood frame is a beveled, oval mirror. Available in exotic Cherry, Cocobolo, Maple and Padouk.
Magnifying Glass: Ranging from reading small print on a map to looking at your extensive stamp collection, the uses of the Davin & Kesler hand-held Magnifying Glass are endless. Blending functionality and versatility, this desk accessory is great for the home, school or office. The Magnifying Glass uses a high-end convex glass lens to provide 3x magnification with a focal length of six inches. It makes that small newspaper font three times bigger and reading it three times more enjoyable! Includes a soft, velvety bag to protect the glass when not in use.
Money Clip: Inspired by simplicity and efficiency, the smart-looking Davin & Kesler Money Clip keeps bills organized and accessible in your pocket. With a design perfect for both day-to-day and special occasion use, the Money Clip is a great gift for husbands, fathers, groomsmen, grandfathers, sons and graduates. The Money Clip’s silver plated brass frame uses a spring mechanism to keep bills slim and in order. Inlaid tops are constructed from combinations of Cocobolo, Ebony or Lacewood.
Pill Box: The Davin & Kesler Pill Box makes for stylish, convenient and worry-free pill organization. Built with a sturdy case and good latch the pill box is meant for daily use. The snap closure secures contents inside and unwanted dust and moisture out. The Pill Box is solid brass with a brushed silver plate and features a plastic insert. Both the small and large Pill Box tops are inlaid using combinations of Cocobolo, Ebony, Lacewood and Maple.
Earrings: The wonderful Davin and Kesler earring line features beautifully handcrafted, lightweight wooden earrings made of exotic hardwoods and eye catching accents. This brilliant pairing of some of nature's most beautiful and intricate materials has made Davin and Kesler earrings a must have in your jewelry collection. Earrings feature intricate and one-of-a-kind curved inlay designs, tarnish resistant Argentium silver and/or harvested mother of pearl. Handcrafted, high-quality wood earrings are supported by earring hooks of either sterling silver or surgical steel. Davin and Kesler Earrings can be either a treat to yourself or the perfect way to show someone you care.