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Project by trifern posted 01-25-2010 06:20 AM 1707 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain maple. It is finished with various acrylics. It measures approximately 7.5 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide.

All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#1 posted 01-25-2010 06:22 AM

rustic glory

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#2 posted 01-25-2010 06:29 AM

Neat work, it almost looks like it’s very old and rusted metal. A treasure unearthed.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 01-25-2010 07:11 AM

I can’t tell, is the surface smooth or rough? Very interesting!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 01-25-2010 07:48 AM

Beautiful piece. It certainly does look like earthenware with a very unique textured glaze.

What if you were to keep a 1/4”-1/2” lip uncovered to show the wood grain, but maybe stain it dark so that it would be a subtle difference in color, but the raw wood texture would show, giving the viewer more appreciation that this is not pottery, but wood. I love your shapes and experimental techniques, but I don’t think the average person would understand the labor and techniques involved to achieve the final product without knowing it’s a turned piece of wood. Just a suggestion, as I could be wrong.

Keep up the wonderful creativity!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 01-25-2010 12:25 PM

I like it

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#6 posted 01-25-2010 02:24 PM

Looks old and interesting. It is very good to see someone turning such wonderful stuff and not being a “purist” with regards to finishing. It’s the end result that counts, not how you get there, and this was a great end result (as usual).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-25-2010 05:34 PM

Joe another great looking piece.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 01-25-2010 07:32 PM

Very cool Joe!! Something from the ages…....

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#9 posted 01-26-2010 01:27 AM

Looks like very old, very well used leather to me. What I like is that the shape provides contrast for the “softness” of the “leather.” Well done Joe.

-- "I am not young enough to know everything." JM Barrie

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#10 posted 01-26-2010 02:35 AM

Shoulda called it scalley or scabbey, LOL very cool work Joe. Why did you stop making the finials? Or just taking a break and re thinking your attack!!! You are the man!!!!

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

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#11 posted 01-27-2010 01:56 AM

Thanks for all the comments.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#12 posted 01-29-2010 02:11 PM

Joe, I really like the direction you’re going with this series…they take the viewer straight away from the material used, leaving them wondering what it really is…a bit of delightful fraud, as it were. I look forward to your blog on the technique! I’m already imagining how to apply it to my work.

Rick in Ormond Beach, Fl

-- Somewhere out there in the woodpile is what I seek...

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