I turned this small round bottomed bowl for the upcoming AAW
exhibit Roots: An Artist's Vision. It represents
earlier work of mine - using simple wood and simple forms to make a
The rim is accented with black acrylic, and the outside surface of the
vessel is highly
polished to present the absolute maximum clarity of the grain
My later work is based on the same fundamental principles, but often includes
manipulation of the vessels' surface through sandblasting and color
to magnify the interaction of the material and the shape itself.
One of the aspects I enjoy about creating a quiet piece such as this
one is the challenge. With no built in drama or distraction to
hide behind, the basic form (closed round bottom bowl) is very
unforgiving both in design and execution.