|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-06-2015 03:03 PM||1088 views||0 times favorited||21 comments|
I made this dish for Bobby at our church. It is a remembrance dish! It is about 2 1/2”x 6”x 8” and finished with clear glaze.
The story behind it is that he volunteered to make an alter for the local Vietnamese nuns .The altar was to be 48” high and they wanted a tree without the bark for the support and then an attachment to the wall. I helped him with the 48” walnut log- stripped the bark and made it sit vertical and with a real level top. Bobby built the top rectangular altar plate and took it over to install it. When he got there, they had just painted the back wall and now needed it 8” lower and with a semi circular top. So we rough cut off the top that was screwed and glued to the log and bandsawed the top pretty level again and went on to make a semi circular top plate that he is now finishing.
I had this chunk that we sawed off and it was in the burn barrel and I thought he needs to remember this job, So I turned this little dish for him leaving on some of the rough edge of the unbarked tree. He really liked the wet look of the glaze and will be finishing the tree trunk in it tomorrow.
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