Bradford Pear Basket Illusion Bowl

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Project by Bob posted 08-21-2016 03:14 PM 1331 views 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one was started way back in January with a fresh cut green log from a green wood supplier / tree trimmer – a lot of steps to the end result – some of them are——tree processed , rough turned , DNA bath ,Dried ,Turned to shape,Holes drilled for rim weave , Beaded (50 rings inside and 50 outside) ,Pattern designed /created , Pattern segments (120 inside & 120 outside ) transferred , Segments / Beads ( 6000 inside & 6000 Outside = !2000 ) burnt in ,Each bead colored / Dyed individually , Fixative applied , Rim weaved with dyed hemp—- guessing around 80 to 100 hours total time over a period of about 8 months —working on this 10 1/2” x 4 1/2” basket illusion Bowl

-- Bob,Colorado

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#1 posted 08-21-2016 03:34 PM

Wow, that’s a nice result. It does look like a basket.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 08-21-2016 04:38 PM

That is stunning!!

I am not certain I quite understand how it was made.

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#3 posted 08-21-2016 05:16 PM

Holy cow, that is beautiful!!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 08-21-2016 06:01 PM

That is stunning!!

I am not certain I quite understand how it was made.


Was asking the same thing when this was posted. Incredible work.

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#5 posted 08-21-2016 07:11 PM

A wonderful looking bowl!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#6 posted 08-21-2016 09:08 PM

Wow! This piece is so beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 08-21-2016 09:23 PM

A very complex piece Bob, A great result for one hell of a lot of patient work for sure

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 08-21-2016 10:44 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 08-22-2016 01:54 AM

Just about the time ya figger ya seen it all, ... AWESOME!!

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#10 posted 08-22-2016 03:51 AM

Man, there is a lot of work in one of these bowls. I noticed that the pattern ‘drops’ down to the bottom of the bowl so you really have to keep track where one layer of beads ends and add a blank square so the hexagon pattern drops. I hope I’m explaining myself correctly. It would make my eyes go crosseyed if I ever attempt to turn one of these bowls. Beautiful bowl, by the way.

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#11 posted 08-22-2016 05:09 AM

Off the charts Bob.
I’m adding you as a buddy just so I don’t miss any of your posts.
You are light-years ahead of me in turning.
Beautiful work brother.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#12 posted 08-22-2016 10:40 AM

Beautifully done.


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#13 posted 08-22-2016 12:37 PM

beautiful i would never have the patient

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#14 posted 08-22-2016 12:41 PM

So very very Intense.
Thanks for sharing.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#15 posted 08-22-2016 01:55 PM

That is beautiful !

-- Kiefer

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