Wood and translucent resin polished to a glass like surface.
These bowl sculptures have been turned on an antique lathe dating to the late 1800s, their surfaces are carefully pierced and filled with a dense epoxy casting resin. Once the resin has set they are sanded/polished to a glass like surface allowing the light to pass through. They are designed to sit on a flat surface or hang on a wall, allowing them to glow with an inner beauty.
Figured Wood with Stains and Dyes
These bowls were turned on an antique lathe from highly figured woods and dyed with different colors. The colorants penetrate the wood fibers causing them to change their intensity at different angles. (It will look slightly different as you move around it.) After the dyes are applied they are hand rubbed with Tung and Walnut oils to create a deep satin shine. They have been designed to sit on a flat surface as well as hang on a wall.
These vessels were turned using various species of woods, their surfaces are then carved away leaving a recess for many smaller pieces of wood to be inlaid in their surfaces. The process is often very time consuming, but the end results can be quite beautiful.
These bowl shapes have been pierced through their surfaces allowing light and shadows to become part of the artwork. The geometric piercings are meant to enhance the natural beauty of the wood.
Turned bowls with acrylic enhancements
Experiments with surface treatments - these wood bowls have been covered with acrylic paints and lacquers, then clear coated to create a rich colorful surface.