|Project by scott shangraw||posted 07-14-2010 11:07 PM||2555 views||13 times favorited||34 comments|
This is the latest vessel creation. We called it “Lily of the Valley” since it resembled a lilly flower. Made from Juniper with a cherry burl base it stands 24” tall and has a diameter of 18”. I used the chainsaw to first cut the cone shape and then remove most of the wood from the inside. Then grinders were used to add the curved folds that spiral down the outside, the curves and bends on the top that form the flower shape and the folds on the inside. Turquoise was added to all the cracks, voids and some of the folds. I left some of the natural bark and a stick on a section of the piece. This Juniper had beautiful blond to orange coloring and was very striking. We didn’t have it for to long, since it sold in Vail right after it was completed. This shape is one of my favorites to do and also one of the hardest. I hope to get started on another one real soon.
-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com