Concave sculptural form turned from Australian Gold Mallee Burl cap

By Eric Reeves, Woodturner, Eric Reeves, Woodturner

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Gold Mallee Burl caps offer the woodturner a superb, if challenging, medium to work with. Revealing in perfect form the extraordinary figure and color of this sculptural form, as well as the natural edges that have been preserved, requires a willingness to work with one of the hardest, densest woods in the world. Cuts with lathe tools must be extremely precise - and turning Mallee Burl also entails the danger of working around what is much like a hardwood "table saw!" Inevitably, with patience and skill, the wood yields tremendous beauty. 11.5” at its widest | 9.5” at its narrowest x 3” high

Wood (lathe-turned wood)

9.5 x 11.5 x 3 inches

About the artist

Eric has been turning wood professionally for over 25 years, with a continually-evolving aesthetic and range of technical skills. His work has been featured in some of the finest art and craft galleries in the country. He regularly exhibits in juried shows including CraftBoston. His newest work features many turnings from two extraordinary woods: Buckeye Burl and Australian Burl caps, with their eye-catching natural edges. He has also begun creating mobiles turned from Buckeye spheroids—exceedingly time-consuming to make, but yielding fascinating woodturning in motion. His finishes are a source of special pride, and after sealing woods that require it, his finish is a mixture of beeswax and carnauba wax, mixed in a very gentle solvent. The result is a lustrous but fully transparent finish, soft and pleasing to the touch. ...Read MoreRead Less
Media: Wood
Category: Home/Decor

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