Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Rustic Oak Bowl

This gorgeous oak bowl I carved from an ancient English Oak I cleared from a village just a few miles from my workshop. Rough carved over 18 months ago and then left to 'season' before the final shaping. The bowl was sanded down the grades to a 180 grit paper, then 'saturated' six times with pure Tung oil.

The finished result is absolutely stunning with a myriad of patterns for the eye to feast on, a heavy weight chunky rustic bowl, slightly elliptical with a medieval non-symmetrical feel.

13" Long x 10.5" Wide x 5" High (3" deep inside)    2.5 Kilograms

It's farm house table, It's country cottage, It's hobbit home. I'm so impressed with this one I can't bear to part with it .....well .....not unless I get a very good offer  :)

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Thursday, 22 September 2011

Large Oval 'Checker' Fruit Bowl

Newly listed in my Folksy shop is this huge fruit bowl. I've been playing around with the orientation of the layers of plywood with this one and am very pleased with the results.

The next bowl will have a 'herring bone' pattern in one layer  :)


23.5" Long x 12" Wide x 3.25" High         Weight 1.7kg

This Large Oval fruit bowl has been carved from four layers of plywood laminated together, one layer has been sliced then stood on edge in a checker pattern near the top of the bowl to create an eye catching effect before lamination.

Finished with four coats of Tung and Linseed oil mix, to a high gloss.

This bowl is 'food safe' due to the natural oils used to finish and extremely heat resistant.
A very unusual 'talking point' as a table display on a larger dinning table or side board.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Love Heart Mirror

This piece was commissioned as a wedding present. Designed by Su Stephenson with the final design approved by the customer before commencement of work.

We tried to create a symbolic piece here for such an important occasion, the intertwining of the two halves forming the shape of a heart representing the commitment of love.

Ideal hung in a hallway or small wall area with a height of 3ft by 1.5ft wide and 1.5 inches deep.

The two tones were achieved by laminating a blonde coloured plywood onto a darker heavier ply to create a highlighted ridge, a quality mirror glass recessed and boarded then subtly finished with four coats of satin polyurethane.

As usual the pictures do not do full justice and fail to depict the depth of the colours, unfortunately time did not allow for some better pictures to be taken of this piece.