All of our wooden kitchenwares are handmade by a small family-owned business in rural Tennessee. It's a learned tradition, handed down from father to son and spans multiple generations. The vast majority of the pieces come from locally-sourced trees (often from my parents' farm), but every so often a more exotic piece of wood comes along and I get something from it. Most are exclusive to Riley/Land.
The pasta roller is a the very embodiment of the "functional art" tag I gave it. Mixing black walnut, cherry and maple, BLAH BA BA