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2011-738 Ancient Stump #1 [SOLD]
The ancient tree stump, with its stark beauty, evokes age and a notion of a natural cycle. Here, the stump is a stone inlay in a background of cherry burl with a calcite and gilded frame. Approx. 9 1/2" dia. [SOLD]
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2011-739 Ancient Stump #2 [SOLD]
This second in the series, this ancient stump still has a few leaves left, blowing off in the wind. Executed in stone and copper inlay, this piece is also in Cherry burl, except it is dyed to evoke a sunset and is in the shape of a cabochon. The blank is the "sister" to 2011-738. Approx 9" dia. [SOLD]
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#2011-737 Birches #2 on Walnut $290
This beautifully figured walnut plate provides a wonderfully dark background for the inlaid stone of the birches. The trunks are mostly white streaked marble, with malachite (and sulfur) leaves. The frame is green calcite over a gilded base. Approx 11 1/2 dia. $290
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corrugata burl framed tree with flowers [SOLD]
#2011-736 Corrugata burl with stone inlay:lapis framed tree and flowers in pink coral. [SOLD]
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buckeye burl vase $185
#2010-735 buckeye vase with lapis inlay. This piece was a real challenge, since buckeye is such an unfriendly wood. But as unfriendly or not, it is a breathtaking wood. The lapis inlay and finial top it off nicely. Approx. 7" tall x 3 1/2 " diameter. $185
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buckeye vase with lapis
#2010-735 a view of the finial and the lapis inlay
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"Birches" [SOLD]
Lots of inlay here!
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zebrawood votive [SOLD]
Here is the votive with a turquoise glass insert.
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zebrawood votive
Here is the reverse view.
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zebrawood votive inlay close-up
Here is a closeup of the inlay
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Walnut Votive [SOLD]
Here is a view with the green insert
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"Cherry Blossoms in a Spring Breeze" [SOLD]
#2008-707 Natural Edge Bowl in Red Morrell Burl, with Stone Inlay. This magnificent burl, with a gilded and flourite-studded stone inlaid frame, makes a perfect setting for the image of a cherry tree, with swaying blossoms and burrowing roots, all in stone, metal, and wood. approx. 14x9x2. [SOLD]
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Vase, Cedar with Stone Inlay $290
#2008-706 Cedar Vase, inlaid with malachite, aragonite, selenite, anthracite, limonite (and a few other "ites"). This is an experimental piece, and one of the prettiest pieces of wood I've ever seen. $290 (Currently on Display at Artist's Guild of Greenville Gallery)
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"Seals at Play" Big-Leaf Maple Burl Bowl
#2008-723 Big-Leaf Maple Burl bowl with stone inlay and ebonized walnut base. The grain patterns reminded me of the sea, with shimmering depths and outcroppings of hard burl figures. The seals just to go perfectly. Features a calcite rim over bronze mica. approx 5" dia x 3" tall $225

stone inlay

This is a collection of artwork with stone inlay that can fall into other categories as well.  Among the stones and minerals I use are malachite, mica, biotite, aragonite, lepidotite, limonite, spar gypsum, calcite, sodalite, marble, and flourite.