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I have always had a fascination of the unlimited beauty in wood. I work in woods from all over the world, many exotic and unusual in grain and color. I hollow them out by hand on a wood lathe. I never dye or stain the wood in my vessels. The colors you see is that which nature intended.
I inlay most of my vessels with semi-precious gems stones and Pewter. I inlay the stones in an age old method called chip inlay. Breaking larger stones into smaller ones and inserting them one at a time with tweezers into the natural voids in the wood. Some vessels have applies Gold and or Silver wire.
I work in two forms, lidded and non-lidded. My lidded vessels have evolved into a balance of height and width that achieves harmony in the form. The use of voids and imperfections in the wood as part of the design gives a third dimension of depth within the negative space.
Please view the gallery for examples of my work.
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