Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Sabella Studio

       Steven Sabella designs and builds functional art.  Sustainable practices are at the root of his philosophy.  He uses reclaimed lumber whenever possible; American chestnut is his favorite wood to recover and use since it is extinct.  He also searches New England for unusual artifacts from the past that can be incorporated into his unique designs.  Nothing goes to waste in Steve's 18th century barn studio.  Even the wood cut-offs from the larger pieces are used to create exquisite presentation boards.

       Steven's designs showcase the raw beauty of New England wood.  Cherry, tiger maple, ash, oak, American chestnut, and antique pine - texture, tone, and simplicity flow through each design.  People stop in their tracks to view his latest works.  They are truly in awe of the uniqueness of each piece and each piece is viewed as art.  He sees what the rest of us do not and he serves as an inspiration to many.  Steve's work answers the question: " How can we create something new and beautiful while having a positive impact on our New England environment?"

        We invite you to visit the studio blog on our website and to follow us on Twitter.  Do you have a memorable object that you would like incorporated into a new design?  Check out the commissioned legacy pieces on the website for inspiration.

       We love being part of the vibrant artistic community of Westerly, RI!

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Wood Artisan
Mailing Address: 
46 Springbrook Road
Westerly, RI 02891
Physical Address: 
Westerly, RI 02891
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Furniture
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Wood / Bark
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Preservation / Conservation
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region