My first commision

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Project by Chris Wright posted 01-14-2010 09:56 PM 1467 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is it, my first official commissioned piece. My mother asked me to make two chalice and patten sets for her church based off of the last set I posted here. The main difference between these and the last one I did, the chalices are taller and the cups are bigger. Other then that, they are pretty much the same. I threw the cups on the potters wheel with a “tennon” on the bottom, fired and glazed them. I turned the chalice bases and pattens out of walnut. The wood is finished with Mylands High Build Friction Polish.

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#1 posted 01-14-2010 10:02 PM

What a great combination! Congrats on the commission.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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#2 posted 01-14-2010 10:18 PM

Great job.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#3 posted 01-14-2010 10:33 PM

I really like the colors. It is post like these that are a source of great motivation for me. Thanks for taking the time to photograph and share your Chalices with us.

-- Brian Meeks,

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#4 posted 01-15-2010 01:51 AM

Hey Chris,
These are great looking chalices !!
The colors are warm and complimentary
with the wood. Strong work : )


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#5 posted 01-15-2010 02:35 AM

Beautiful! I really like walnut wood grain.
I might miss your previous post. Did you turn the three parts separately?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 01-15-2010 03:14 PM

Beautiful and a wonderful cause, I’m sure. I turned my own interpretation of the Holy Grail a couple years ago. Makes you think doesn’t it?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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