Avocardo is a delightful fiber to work that has come from an over-pruned tree with the resulting busy grain. Diameter is 385mm and height 55mm.
Entries - Plates/Platters
Wooden items which have been turned to a plate/platter shape on a lathe and may be decorated with other materials. The height must not exceed 15% of the diameter e.g. a 400mm diameter piece must not exceed 60mm in height.
Plate turned from spalted maple (Acer sp.); Base made from Casuarina cunninghamiana. 230mm L x 214mm W x 26mm H. Plate can be removed from base to sit flat or set on any side in the stand.
The Elm used here was still sappy so the ebonising solution turned the timber blue and is a surprise to many. Diameter is 280mm and height is 35mm.
Being a deciduous tree Ash can be really challenging but the journey is always fun and therefore leaves extra opportunities to ebonise and colour the freshly exposed timber. Diameter is 225mm and height 35mm.
The beautiful silky grain of this platter is highlighted by the subtly coloured rim. Made from macrocarpa and measuring 320mm wide and 38mm high. The finish is lacquer.
Turned from Kahikatea wood, lines burnt with pyrograph then textured with a round burr and airbrushed with acrylic paint. Lacquered finish. 442mmdia x 66mm high.
The Kohekohe plate has been created from a burr salvaged from a windblown tree washed up on an East Coast beach. A pleasure to create. Diameter is 215mm.
Turned from a piece of Australian Redwood.
Mathematical calculations determine the exact length of each facet. The outside diameter is 440mm.
The finish, sprayed two pot Mirotone lacquer
Standing at 280mm x 25mm high, this platter is turned from beautiful NZ kauri recycled from my family's 120 year old Coromandel homestead. It is finished in water colours, tapa cloth and hemp string, and oversprayed in lacquer.
Turned from a beautiful piece of Jarrah burl, bought back in the late 80’s in Western Australia. Turned to an even thickness of 7mm, apart from the rim, with Haarlem oil finish, pyrography and weaving.
This has been turned from the pith section of a large Banksia tree and has naturally warped that pulled and pushed it into this great earthy form.
Finish Haarlem Oil
Red Malle Burl Plate/platter 300 x 260 x 35 high
Finished with Danish oil
The outer rim has been left natural
Ancient Kauri Platter 410mm D x 50mm High/deep
Two of my favorite trees brought together as a partnership
Carved Textured and embellished
A burst of seasonal colours spring from this macrocarpa platter. Measuring 285mm wide and 20mm high, it is airbrushed with water-based dyes and finished in lacquer.
Textured rimmed Sweet Chestnut one of many options that these trees can offer a creative person. Diameter is 285mm and height 30mm.
This Totara tree had a rare disease called kaikaka which looks similar to bug infestation
The natural occurring holes have been inlayed with copper
340mm Dia 50mm High