Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lignum Essentiate

Big leaf maple burl; 3.5 inches diameter X 3.25 inches tall.

The title of the piece reflects the inspiration for this carved surface. I was thinking of tracheids - one of the cell types for wood. These are elongated cells that are pointed on each end and the walls of the cell are dotted with pores to allow the water to percolate from cell-to-cell.

Another view of the vessel.


Anonymous said...

very nice!

how did you handle the transition from the walls to the rim -- did you carve all the way through the rim or trim the edge after carving?

i've yet to develop a fully satisfactory rim.


Andi Wolfe said...

I carved up to the rim, but left the rim intact.