This is a one-of-a-kind hollow-turned wooden vessel created from Curly Chinaberry. It is enhanced with a yellowheart rim, foot and finial. The surface finish is red transtint dye and a high quality catalyzed lacquer with UV blocker.
My works explore the seemingly infinite variety of shapes and forms that allow the natural beauty of the wood to be reflected aesthetically in the vessels I create. With 30 years’ experience in woodturning and a lifetime of working with wood (my father was a carpenter and boat builder) I discovered, that “the natural beauty of the wood” represented only one component of creative expression.
The works I create are one-of-a-kind, hollow-formed classic vessels with a contemporary touch to emphasize form and balance. All works are created utilizing a lathe and a variety of specialty hand tools. Some works include the process of specialized surface texturing, tinting, and bleaching to further enhance the beauty of the wood. The surface finish is of a high-quality catalyzed lacquer or an automotive clearcoat with built-in UV inhibitor.