In the hills of Bello Horizonte is the workshop (tel. 506/2289-4337, www.biesanz.com , 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Sat.) of one of Costa Rica’s leading wood designers and craftsmen. Barry Biesanz turns his adopted country’s native hardwoods into beautiful bowls, boxes, and furniture.
His boxes and bowls grace the collections of three U.S. presidents, Pope John Paul II, and assorted European royalty.