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buckeye burl vase
#2010-735 another view of the piece
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lidded bowl with finial [NFS]
#2009-726 Lidded bowl with finial, made from dyed sycamore, rosewood (lid) and african blackwood for the finial. Approx. 4 1/2" dia. X 4 1/2" tall NFS
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lidded bowl with finial
Here is the bowl with the lid attached.
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Vessel in Cherry, Tulipwood & Blackwood [SOLD]
#2008-704 Vessel and Finial in Cherry, Tulipwood, and African Blackwood. First-Place winner;3-D category in the Cotton Mill Juried Art Show. This hollowed vessel is getting prettier with age (don't we all?)with the colors getting deeper and richer. With a shape reminiscent of a gourd, it's satiny-soft finish really catches the eye. The contrasting finial is a delight. approx. 6 1/2" dia. x 6" tall. [SOLD] In the collection of Susan W.
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Vessel, Black Walnut, Black & White Ebony $170
#2007-719 This walnut vessel was made out of crotchwood (or a fork in the tree), which gives it a rich, deep, swirling grain pattern. The finial is Black & White Ebony, a very rare (and expensive) wood with striking contrasting grain in blacks, tans, even a hint of red. Approx. 5 ¼” dia. x 7” tall. $170
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Vase, Box Elder [SOLD]
#2007-714 This Box Elder vase shows off the natural tans, slates, and bright reds of this gorgeous (and much coveted) wood. While some bleach this wood to take out the creamy tans, I prefer the incredible depth in the rays and figure of the natural wood. The holes are left behind by naturally occurring worms. This is an "Oh, wow" piece! Approx. 3¼ ” dia. x 6½” tall. [SOLD]
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Lidded Vessel, Sycamore, Bubinga, and Stone Inlay $150
#2007-708b This china-jar shaped sycamore vessel is eye-catching, with a lid made of exotic Bubinga and inlaid with polished malachite stone. The green stone contrasts beautifully with the wood grains. Finished with buffed carnauba wax. Approx 5 ¼” dia. x 4” tall. $150 (Currently on display at the Artist's Guild Gallery of Greenville)
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Sycamore, Bubinga, and stone image 2
Here is another image
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Lidded Box, Cedar and Stone Inlay $120
#2007-708a Cedar makes great lidded boxes, because the wood smells so good when you open them! This one has a gorgeous blue mineral inlay made out of Sodalite. Finished with buffed carnauba wax. Approx 3” dia. x 4 ½” tall. $120
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Lidded Box, Cedar and stone
here is the open box. Can you smell the cedar?
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Lidded Box, Cedar with Garnet Chip
#2007-713 This was my first lidded box. The interior cedar is unfinished to keep the aroma coming. I added the Garnet chip to add to the appeal of this tiny box. My wife uses it every day for nighttime safekeeping of valuables. Finished with buffed carnauba wax. Approx 2 ½” dia. x 1 ½” tall. Artist’s private collection.

vessels & vases

Vessels are defined by the generally small opening that is smaller in diameter than the greatest diameter of the piece. Most vessels have a cover, lid, or finial. These are quite challenging to create, since the walls are thin, and the turner (me) cannot see the cut in progress! Vases are usually taller, making the internal cuts deeper and even more prone to chatter. Beautiful, though!