Saturday, March 22, 2014

Memphis Empty Bowls Project 2014



In addition to the 9" black crackle bowl in the previous post,
these six bowls are being donated to
the 2014 Memphis Empty Bowls Project


Click here for more information.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Recent Work



Three newly finished bowls.

(photos should supersize when double-clicked)




Maple

Measures 15.5" across x 7" high





Detail of rim and milk paint crackle finish.





Smaller bowl on left (maple) measures 8.5" x 3.5"

Smaller bowl on right (mimosa) measures 9" x 3"
(will be donated to the Memphis Empty Bowls Project)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It's About Time

 
 
Front
 11" diameter x 2" high
 Wood - White Limba

 
Back
 Inspired by Pima Native American Indian baskets 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Gratitude




Gratitude
(completed Thanksgiving weekend 2013)


13" tall including finial
7.5" diameter




Maple hollow form

Chalk Paint finish

Copper wire finial


Square Dance



Maple bowl with square spirals pyrography

Chalk Paint finish





8" diameter x 3" tall

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Basket Illusion Platter

 

Front
 
11" diameter x 2" high
 
Wood - White Limba
 
 
 
 
Back
 
 
 
Detail
 
Inspired by Pima Native American Indian baskets 
 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Reclaimed - the bowl



Start with a thin wall maple bowl
turned green and allowed to dry naturally.

13" diameter x 5-1/2" deep




Julie added the silk yarn wrapping.

She used nearly two skeins.




Yarn source - Darn Good Yarn




Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Healing Bowl



Fluted Maple Bowl

7-1/2" diameter

4" deep

Patience



I turned this Ambrosia Maple hollow form
at the John C. Campbell Folk School
in April, 2011.

Last week, Julie painted it.




Wenge and copper finial.

Patience stands 10" tall.

Diameter 5-1/2"



Saturday, October 12, 2013

Mesmerizing

My Michigan Chokecherry Burl mobile 
contains seven levels 
and measures approx. 24" tall 
with a span of approx. 48."  

Completed October 2013.

Link to YouTube video of Mesmerizing









Sunday, September 1, 2013

Enigma



 
 
Enigma
 
Thin-wall Box Elder
 
Pierced and painted
 
4" tall
 
4" diameter at top
 
1.25" at base
 
 
 
 
Detail photo
 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Recent Bottlestoppers




Stainless steel stopper with Wenge "finial"
(turned, burned, painted, waxed)

Measures 5" tall.

This piece earned a red ribbon at the 2013 Delta Fair.




Stainless steel stopper made with African Blackwood
and one of my signature "frayed finials."

Measures 9" wide by 9" tall.

This piece earned a white ribbon at the 2013 Delta Fair.





An Interactive Bottle Stopper

Inspired by Paramount's 1979 movie - Star Trek, The Motion Picture

Stainless steel stopper with ebony
and assorted findings.

Sadly, 
most folks don't seem to "get" this interactive
(magnetic)
bottle stopper.

In the movie, VGER  
(short for Voyager 6)
gathered intelligence and matter during its voyage through the universe,
much as this bottle stopper has gathered unrelated bits and pieces.

* * *

Stoppers created as part of a challenge for members of the

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Red Skies at Night



Red Skies at Night

Pair of Sweet Gum hollow vessels 

Chalk Paint finish




Larger vessel measures 10" tall by 6" at widest

Smaller vessel measures 9" tall x 5.5" at widest



Bol Rouge



Bol Rouge 
(translates as Red Bowl)

Silver Maple
turned green and allowed to dry naturally

Wrinkle carved exterior

Stippled rim

Chalk paint finish




Measures 12.5" at widest by 5.5" deep




Sunday, July 14, 2013

Late Breaking News




Julie took one of my unfinished 
thin-wall box elder vessels
and turned it into this!





Late Breaking News has a chalk paint interior
and measures 5" across by 5" tall.





She found the newspaper yarn here.


Wonky Pod





Holly hollow form turned green and allowed to distort

Milk paint with wax finish




6-1/2" tall x 7" diameter



Timeworn 1 - Before and After





Timeworn I -- After






Before





After





Silver maple turned green and allowed to distort

11-1/2" x 3"


Friday, July 5, 2013

Latest Project

 
These were inspired by a catalog photo.
 
My versions were enhanced with woodturning designs.
 

 
 
Milk paint finish.
 

 
 
I added a rare earth magnet to each bottle opener.
 
Quick change feature allows for
showcasing of bottle cap art.
 
* * *
 
Two carriers have been shared as "host" gifts.
 
They were well received.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Aphrodite

Oak
13.75" H and 6.75" Dia.
The features are spiral pyrography

with a black milk paint finish.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Weed Pot

 
 
Michigan Choke Cherry
 
Turned green and allowed to shape naturally.
 

 
 
7" Tall x 4" Diameter