The piece was placed on a backing board on the lathe, with tail stock holding it in position to turn the off-center bowl. It is 330mm long, 250mm wide and 80mm high, finished with Danish oil.
Entries - Natural
Any single piece of wood, which may be turned on the lathe or shaped with other tools and retains a part of the natural surface of the wood as it was found, or after the bark has fallen off.
Celebrating the beauty of a rugged, weather beaten tree that time forgot. This ancient ruin was pulled from a river gully in Mangaweka and has taken on a new life. Timber: Black Maire. Size: 360mm x 170mm. Finish: Danish Oil.
My ambition was to create a centre piece bowl that would unlock the beauty of this unassuming piece of red beech drift wood found on the Fiordland coast. It’s turned asymmetrically to ensure the live edge was retained. Finish: Beall. 300x120mm.
Turned from a Black Maire log recovered after 60 years on the forest floor. The natural edge shows the sapwood having been completely rotted away. Walnut oil finish. 366mmdia x 146mm high. 22mm wall thickness.
Little bowl with exploding life. Base, neck and blowout made from a single piece of standard mallee.
Small-ish, 70mm x 70mm. Three wood colours: dark reds base, cream neck leading into natural untouched spikes.
Lathed, micro-carved, buffed without any colours added.
Blue Gum Burl inlayed with copper to the voids which occur when this timber dries
420 H 140 Dia
Lacquer Stain Copper embellishment
A lidded box turned crossgrain from a branch with a live edge on the rim, and a live edge lid with finial turned from a piece of the same branch.
Diameter 90mm x Height 100mm
A piece of locally grown American Elm (Ulmus americana) turned wet and then sanded when dry. Treated with Rustins Danish oil to enhance grain colour and then finished with spray lacquer. 270mm diameter.
Made From Mallee Burl. 110mm in Width.
Floating Emerging Goblet (Gardenia sp.) The piece of bowl gouge tip is the result of contact with the dark spot at the center of the goblet stem which is a nail running through the wood. 158mm High.
Turned from a wet piece of gnarly apple wood and left to dry, which has created a very textural leathery feel to the piece.
Inspired by a volcanic eruption but the shape is inspired by a dragon’s egg. The wood is omega plum which I have hollowed to 8mm and finished with Beall buffing system. Stands 180mm tall and is lifted by three feet.
Mallee Burl with live or natural edge
400 x349mm W x 110 H
I always feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to turn this timber as you never know what lies within.
A wet-turned bowl from locally grown Yunnan Poplar (Populus yunnanensis). Sanded when dry and treated with Rustins Danish oil to enhance the grain colour. Then finished with spray lacquer. 210mm diameter.
A dry branch of Cupressus macrocarpa saved from the fire. The bark was secured with spray lacquer before turning and the cut surfaces are finished with spray lacquer. An ebony pin ensures correct alignment of the lid. Height 150mm.
wood : Montery Cypress ( macrocarpa )
length = 350mm
width = 320mm
thickness = 5mm
finish = danish oil 2 layers
Crotch piece of apricot turned sideways to produce this effect with branch showing on side, natural edge rim and body with ornate base. Several coats of lacquer buffed with Yorkshire grit then fine paste Yorkshire grit. Size H 190 mm x 120 mm dia.
A simple pohutukawa natural edge vessel 180mm in diameter challenging my first attempt at hollowing. Sanded through the grades and finished with EEE and natural wax.