Vessel of Camphor Burl, with finial of African Blackwood

By Eric Reeves, Woodturner, Eric Reeves, Woodturner



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The finial that crowns this perfect example of Vietnamese Camphor Burl has been turned from an equally perfect piece of African Blackwood with a Camphor ring base. The beautiful, lustrous finish is made possible by the heavy, dense quality of African Blackwood (a member of the Rosewood family, Dalbergia). It perfectly complements the deep red of the Camphor Burl. Finial turning requires extreme patience and precision on the part of the woodturner.

Wood (woodturning)

3.5 x 3.5 x 8 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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