Teapots

Teapots

Pearl Grey Teapot Pink ivory body with compressed cherry handle, acrylic paint, and cultured freshwater pearls. Dimensions: 3" wide x 4" high x 5" long.  Made for invited Teapot Exhibition at the annual meeting of the AAW, Hartford, CT, 2010. As the crown...

Leaves in a Golden Wind

Leaves in a Golden Wind

Black Walnut wood and 23K gold leaf (2008). 15.5" wide x 11.5" deep x 9.5" tall Polymerised tung oil finish.   Additional photos: Return to Gallery 1

Black Lace Hat with Crimson Flower

Black Lace Hat with Crimson Flower

Bigleaf maple, madrone burl, compressed cherry, acrylic paints (2013). Dimensions: 15.5” diameter x 8" high x 27" long. Hat My first attempt at thin-turning a large walnut block went through the wall when it was 95% completed. Lacking another piece of wood this size,...

Riverglider

Riverglider

Kiln-dried laminated compressed cherry, 23K gold leaf, bronze dust, paua shell, acrylic paints (2008) Dimensions 18" long x 7.5" high x 10" wide Riverglider was inspired by a cloisonné metal and enamel sculpture by Russian artist Valeri Timofeev. I wanted the fish to...

Homage to Binh

Homage to Binh

Large vessel 12”H x 6.5” dia; small vessel 4.5”H x 2.4” dia. Bigleaf maple, box elder, 23K gold leaf, wire, ballhead pins,  Overhead transparency sheet, acrylic paints. June, 2020. This work is the result of a conversation with a collector who observed, shortly...

Lacemouse

Lacemouse

Pink Ivory wood; glass fibre whiskers (2005) Dimensions 6.5"long x 4"high x 3.25"wide. Yes, it is all turned. Can you figure out how? A couple more photos: In 2016 I made a new pierced mouse, Souris sans Sourire. Dimensions are similar to Lacemouse, but the body...

Flower

Flower

Compressed cherry, acrylic paints, 24K gold leaf (2010). Dimensions ca. 8” diameter x 6” deep. This was an experimental piece, made from three concentric parabolic forms which were wetted, distorted and pierced, then assembled together. A solid wood button was placed...

Perfume Bottle #2

Perfume Bottle #2

Perfume Bottle #2  Pink Ivory wood with acrylic paint, (2015) 6” tall x 4.5” diameter This vessel, a commission, is the second of two perfume bottles which I have made. The first, Essence of Lace, was made for the invited AAW exhibition Beyond Containment, the...

Spoons

Spoons

Spoon, tulipwood (2014) Length 9” In 2013 I was invited again to the Echo Lake collaboration in Pennsylvania. Norm Sartorius was present, so I asked him if he would show me how to make spoons. He very graciously shared his techniques and knowledge, and I made two...

Whimsy

Whimsy

1. Thirty-Six Bee Cup Cup is from an unknown (Madrone?) burl, 8" diameter x 5" tall. Bees turned from poplar dowel with ballhead pins for eyes, beading pins for legs, plastic file folder sheet for wings, and acrylic paints. Made in 2016. Auctioned at 30th annual...

Heart Forms

Heart Forms

Out of Africa & True Love 3 (2006) African Blackwood & Pink Ivory wood 3" dia x 3.5" & 2.75" x 3"  The first piece in the series was made in 2005. The form is feminine, warm in colour and heart-shaped, so it was named True Love: True Love (2005) Pink...

Bowls

Bowls

Bigleaf Maple Salad Bowl 11.5” dia x 5.25” (2003) I have made many bowls, some decorative and some functional (for salad). Here are a few: White Ash Crotch Salad Bowl (functional) 19.5” x 4.5” (2003) Spalted Maple Bowl (decorative) 18” x 8” (2014) Black Walnut Bowl...