Paul Sampson… a Maine artisan with decades of woodworking experience. He handcrafts his oyster wooden platters and bowls one at a time. Paul handpicks each board for a platter, looking for unique characteristics and details. He shapes and carves to accentuate the natural beauty inherent in the wood. Every platter will vary in color and carving. Paul, a true lover of seafood, quickly discovered the fragility of china and glass while dining among the elements. He decided to design a platter that he could use in the wild, whether on the sea or in the woods. From here, the oyster platter, Paul’s first vision, came to life. The oyster platter’s shape echoes that of an oyster shell. Carved indentations hold each oyster securely. Soon after the oyster platter, he created the oyster bowl. All platters are treated with a food-safe finish, Board Balm from Beeyond Hope arm. Beeyond Hope farm is Jula Sampson’s creation and love. Jula creates oyster pencil drawings which are printed on card stock, tea towels and aprons. These items complement the platters.