|Project by Stonekettle||posted 12-04-2014 07:12 AM||1102 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
The idea was inspired by autumn birch trees here in Alaska.
The trunk is spalted Alaskan birch, dried for several years, then turned end grain. I carved and shaped the outside of the bowl to give it character. The roots are carved from claro walnut burl, you can’t really see the grain in the picture but the dark figure is incredibly complex. The leaves are each traced from actual birch leaves, cut out of stabilized birch heartwood using my ShopBot Desktop, and then shaped by hand. Each one is unique. They are finished in cherry red acrylic.
It’s about 12” tall.
-- Jim Wright, Stonekettle Station