|Project by Eric M. Saperstein||posted 08-06-2014 07:43 PM||1267 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
“From Brush to Bowl” – turning a 70.5lb manzanita root ball (burl) into a unique artistic bowl. Video for fun/educational purposes the standard disclaimers of this should only be done by professionals apply.
The making of video … final dimensions about 18” x 9”
Sourced in California, this scrub tree (brush) is being bulldozed to clear fire breaks and help prevent wildfires. It’s a green and renewable resource that is unique, beautiful, and vibrant. No two bowls, vessels, or turnings are ever alike as no two pieces of manzanita are ever alike.
This piece started out at 70.5lbs, now weighing in at 34lbs it is still drying. We would estimate it will be down to around 30lbs by the time the water weight evaporates off. The first coat of finish is applied and will help slow the drying to stabilize it.
This piece will be on display at Fortuna Fine Arts, LLC in Manhattan this coming October for an event to be announced shortly; a wide assortment of Artisans Turnings will be debuted at this event. Please stand by for a new spinoff website artisansturnings.com (shown in the title slides) which should be coming online later this week.
Thanks to everyone for their ongoing support!
Eric M. Saperstein
Artisans of the Valley
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com