The works listed here are examples of the more artistic side of wood turning. Though a small bowl or vessel might find a use, they really are more like art objects in their own right. I really enjoy making this type of work, taking the time to make all the little details just so, crisp and perfect. The finishes I use for this type of work varies, but it's usually a blend of oils mixed with a film finish. Applied, wiped off and allowed to dry, it takes time to build up the layers. The last step is to wax and buff to a deep luster.
Many of the woods are exotic and hard to come by. If you see something interesting and want to know more about it, feel free to contact me. If you would like to commission something special, that can also be arranged.
New work that I am excited about! Many of these can be seen at Gallery 150, here in Salida. You can also order direct from me. These are one off pieces, but following a similar pattern of construction. The interiors are a shallow hollow with a round bottom, making it easy to remove a ring or other contents. The finial like handle to the tops are designed to also act like ring keepers.
If you see something you like, I may have it still or can make one very similar. Call or email to inquire.
Holly stem, Box Elder Burl body. $125
Claro Walnut $90
Bee hive box Myrtle $90
European Pear $90
Red wood mini vessel with ebony top accent and pyrography details 5" Diam. $150 Order # V1013 SOLD
Maple crotch vessel, 6" diam. Colored with yellow and red dyes, a real stunner! $175 Order # V1014 SOLD
Pistachio Vessel 7 inches tall, 6.75 Diam. $350
New work to show, photos coming soon!
Holly bowl with Ebony detail 4.5 inches by 3 inches tall $700
(I have two very similar, without the ebony on the very bottom of foot. Stunning)
Pink Ivorywood with Holly details 3.5 inches diameter by 2 inches tall $350
Anjan Tiny 4.75 inch diam. Ebony details on foot and shoulder. $275 Order # T1012
Box Elder tall bowl form. 10 tall, 8 inch diam. $425 Order # M801 Sold
small Cocobolo cups 2 inches tall, 1.75 diam. $140 pair Order # M802