Southwest Style Pot With Pyro

  • Advertise with us
Project by TedM posted 816 days ago 1088 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Southwest style pot that I made for my wife last Christmas. It is made of Cherry and it is approximately 10 inches in diameter and 7 inches tall.

The lower portion features a ‘swirl’ pattern that was made by using pyrography tools. Both the lower portion, the rim and the inside were dyed black. The dyed parts were buffed with steel wool to give them an antique appearance.

Working with Cherry is always enjoyable (except that it makes me crave Cherry pie! :)). I was able to get a consistent wall thickness that was reasonably thin therefore giving the pot an acceptable lightness when handled.

This was a fun project, especially since it was to be a gift. Yes, she was very pleased.

Thanks for looking. Comments welcomed.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

8 comments so far

View peteg's profile


2855 posts in 1447 days

#1 posted 816 days ago

Lovely piece Ted, similar to a piece I posted a couple of days ago :)

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

View vipond33's profile


1405 posts in 1122 days

#2 posted 816 days ago

Love the synchronicity of yours and Peteg’s post. Hard to say which I like more but I admire your detail and adore black with wood colour. Nice patient work.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

View Bearpie's profile


2586 posts in 1642 days

#3 posted 816 days ago

The shape is almost a carbon copy of Peteg’s work but the burning is not! You did a fine job!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

View sedcokid's profile


2667 posts in 2223 days

#4 posted 816 days ago

Rather it is like Peteg’s or not it is beautiful!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

View Philip's profile


1090 posts in 1163 days

#5 posted 816 days ago

Very beautiful, well done.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

View michelletwo's profile


2222 posts in 1640 days

#6 posted 816 days ago

like the dark area patterns

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

View TedM's profile


2002 posts in 2357 days

#7 posted 816 days ago

Yes, the identifying shape of Southwest style pots are very distinguishable, and a common theme for a lot of turners including myself. Appreciate the comparison to Pete’s great piece.

Thanks everyone.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

View rance's profile


4128 posts in 1785 days

#8 posted 815 days ago

I don’t know what synchronicity is, but I sure like this pot. Very well done.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase