wooden items you see below have grain or figure that would allow the
piece to stand alone as a work of art: perhaps too pretty to serve a
pasta salad in. These bowls, boxes, or hollow forms have a finish
applied that is NOT FOOD SAFE. These items are for display only.
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Purple Pot with Gold Metal Leaf 6 ½ inches tall and 5 ¾ inches wide
This piece is purely a decorative hollow form made
to look ancient and battle worn. It has been dyed, and
some areas have been gilded with metal leaf: (NOT real
gold leaf). The rim of the opening is framed with a
piece of blackwood. It has been finished with a matt
spray and sealed. IV 19
Small Box Elder Pot This 4 ½ inches tall piece is
really a hollow form. It has been painted with a metal
reactive paint that contains metal powder that reacts
unpredictably when sprayed with a solution. The result
is often reminiscent of rusted or tarnished metal. It
has been sealed with a matt finish.
Beaded Verdigris Pot 4 ½” tall This Box Elder hollow
form has been painted with a reactive paint that
contains metal powder. It reacts unpredictably when
sprayed with a solution. The result is often reminiscent
of rusted or tarnished metal. It has been sealed with a
15" Decorative Cherry Platter This decorative platter may be
attached to a wall or displayed on the acrylic stand
provided. It has been decorated with gold metal leaf in
the center, textured, and
with genuine turquoise inlay.
15" Maple Platter Ocean
Currents Gold metal leaf decorates the
center of this piece. The blue area, which has been
carved with a rotary tool then colored, is reminiscent
of ocean waves. This decorative platter may be attached
a wall or displayed on the acrylic stand provided.
Walnut Made from the wood of a walnut tree grown in Wyoming. It is wire-brushed and colored. 9" tall (XII 39)
Walnut Hollow Form Colored dark blue and red. 4½" tall (XII 50)
Walnut Bowl This is a substantial, decorative walnut bowl. The center has applied variegated gold leaf with a carved rim. The bottom is round with a gloss finish. 11" wide (II 26)
Maple Hollow Form Maple hollow form w/Blackwood finial (not suitable as an urn).
3¼" wide x 8¼" tall. (II 4)
Maple Bowl 3” X 12” Maple bowl; lacquered. (II 28)
Ash is a very
hard wood that lends itself well to decoration with a
blow torch and a bit of color. It is 9 inches tall and 7
inches wide. The rim detail was achieved by turning when
the wood had warped a little. (XI-11)
This lovely piece of Buckeye burl makes me think of
cliffs overlooking some Hawaiian beech I have walked.
The body of the piece is 25 inches across and 13 inches
deep. The lid is Yellow heart with a blackwood finial.
One photo shows a surprise finial under the lid. (XI-15)
My wife Cheryle holds this spectacular myrtle bowl to
add perspective to its actual size.