|Project by Eric M. Saperstein||posted 04-12-2013 01:32 AM||817 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This is another one of Michael Pietras’s projects – my partner in the shop. Turned from a piece of spalted copper beech that fell on my grandmother’s estate during Super Storm Sandy.
This material was one of the pieces that was rotten beyond what would normally be feasible to turn. Stabilized with epoxy it became a completely solid structure. West System will penetrate 100% when applied correctly to a thin walled bowl. Not only is it restructured, its actually water tight! With a Waterlox final finish its even food safe.
A simple bowl – but this is one of those pieces that you can look at time and time again and spot a unique and new grain line or pattern. Its just a very pleasing and calming flow within the natural lines, spalting, mineral stains, and coloration from differences in density and bark inclusions.
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com