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Project by trifern posted 02-20-2010 05:56 AM 2609 views 4 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just call me “Crazy.” Maple hollow form finished with aniline dyes, wipe-on poly and acrylics.

I am just having too much fun playing with color. I have been studying Chihuly lately so things may get a little more crazy.

All comments, especially 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 02-20-2010 06:04 AM

Well thats pretty cool Joe, I like it. Yep, Dale Chihuly, from Tacoma, Washington parts, now he’s in Seattle on Lake Union. When I lived up there, he made the news fairly often. He is an incredible glass artist, went to Milan Italy to study with some of the masters there. Good job on this, can’t wait to see whats next.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 02-20-2010 06:19 AM

That is pretty awesome…I just recently purchased a few of the aniline dyes and can’t wait to see what I come up with…I think I am going to do the dyes, then try some gilding, playing with the different textures, and colors…. yours cools so awesome…how thick is the acrylic on the outside…. looks like it has a little depth

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#3 posted 02-20-2010 06:24 AM

Thanks for the comments. The acrylic does have some depth and texture. The initial coupe of layers were mixed with texturing gel. It did not photograph well.

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

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#4 posted 02-20-2010 06:35 AM

Wonderful work! I just started turning and loved the way your turnings come out! I bought a Craftsmans lathe last fall and I’m not happy with it so now am awaiting delivery of my new lathe, a PM3420. Can’t wait for its arrival. I hope you won”t mind if I emulate some of your works. Made an egg shaped vessel that developed a split so decided to experiment with colors on it based on info from your blogs and have to say that I was pleased with the results. I’ll be posting this as soon as I get the picture taken. Keep up the exquisite work as I need someone to give me inspirations.


-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 02-20-2010 07:01 AM

I really like the color Joe. The cool blue tones really make the more fiery tones of the grain pop. I looks like a reversed fire – icy blue flames instead of red and It reminds me of that Pillars of Creation cloud in the crab nebula…..I would bet that this color combination would look really nice on a natural edged vessel….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#6 posted 02-20-2010 07:26 AM

Very cool, makes me wish I had a lathe, have been wanting to try it. Looks great.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#7 posted 02-20-2010 07:49 AM

You are crazy, but a very gifted vase turner. Beautiful piece.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 02-20-2010 11:18 AM

The best of both worlds. Well done.

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#9 posted 02-20-2010 02:16 PM

I think I like this one Joe. I do believe the picture is not doing it justice. Would be great to see this one up close and touch…..... So I guess if it makes me want to touch just from the picture, it must be a good one… LOL. Follow your instincts; you have a talent, and I always look forward to seeing your next step in this evolution.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#10 posted 02-20-2010 02:41 PM

Beautifully done!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#11 posted 02-20-2010 02:43 PM

Your use of contrasting colors is amazing… almost looks like an inlay!
Fine, fine work!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#12 posted 02-20-2010 05:40 PM

Absolutely beautiful, stunning Joe. Gimmme, Gimme. Ha Ha.

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

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#13 posted 02-20-2010 06:22 PM

That is definitely a work of art. The colors are beautiful.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#14 posted 02-20-2010 08:14 PM

yes i agree with the rest..its a beautiful piece ….i love the color on this one and its design is terrific…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#15 posted 02-20-2010 08:41 PM

Man, this really caught my eye—-As usual, you did a fantastic job
I love your creativity

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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