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Permanent Collection at Christian Brothers University
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Seven More Baseballs
Four more maple baseballs nested in a persimmon bowl.
(the other three have already been gifted)
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Into the Void
Into the Void
Measures 10.5" wide x 7.75" tall
Circular opening approximately 4" in diameter
Oak with torched finish
(wood from one of our trees)
These are three of my maple baseballs.
(Yes, they are almost exactly regulation size)
A fourth baseball was shared during the MSWG's
annual Christmas/Holiday gift swap
and another one has gone home with our son.
I recently finished making several of these bowls.
Two have already been gifted.
Big Leaf Mahogany
8.5" diameter x 2" depth
Friday, June 19, 2015
Box elder hollow form with frayed wire finial
Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue chalk paint with dark wax finish
Diameter of hollow form at largest point is 10.5"
Overall height with finial is 19.5"
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Torched II - Essence
Turned from mystery wood
Lit on fire with a torch
Sealed with Annie Sloan Dark Wax
Detail of grain and edges
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Turned from an cypress log
that was given to me
by Dennis Paullus
The bowl was set on fire using a torch then waxed
using Annie Sloan's Dark Wax
Detail of rim and interior
Saturday, June 13, 2015
We'll Get Together Then
Kinetic form turned from maple
Finish includes pyrography, chalk paint, and wax
12.5" outside diameter
+/- 10" inside diameter
The name for this piece comes from
the lyrics of a much-loved Harry Chapin song,
Cat's in the Cradle
Yes, the piece rolls/rocks when nudged.
Yes, the strings vibrate whenever the piece is moved.
Yes, the piece becomes interactive when the ebony pieces
at the ends of the strings are touched.
Detail photo of pyrography designs.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
12" diameter x 12" tall
Made at John C. Campbell Folk School
May 3-9, 2015
Instructor - Kimbery Winkle
Poplar with milk paint finish
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Recent Bowl Finish
Large natural edge ash bowl
17" long x 15" wide x 6" deep
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Traditional Man in Maze design
1/8th inch beading