This elegant hollow form was turned from a very nicely figured piece of Manitoba maple (Acer negundo), also known as Box Elder. This particular piece of wood is full of character and features considerable burl figure and the distinctive red streaking and coloration that Box Elder is so prized for. Most of the burl figure is on the top and sides of the form, The bottom of the form features some white spalting, but much less figure. This piece of wood has several small 'windshake' cracks that are common in Box elder that have been stabilized and add considerably to the character of form and remind us that it is made from wood and was once part of a living tree. The walls of this form are relatively thin giving it a light, delicate feel, but not so thin as to be fragile. The interior of the form is unfinished, and only lightly sanded, leaving an undulating surface from the hollowing tools. The bottom of the hollow form has been slightly dished to ensure that it will sit on a flat surface without rocking Finished with Danish oil and buffed to a pleasant gloss, the finish enhances the wood and the subtle details while still providing that unmistakable feel of wood. The perfect form to decorate your shelf or hold dry flowers on your dining room table.
This vase is for decorative purposes and is not intended for food, drink, or liquid of any kind.
Dimensions: 88 mm high x 137 mm wide
Weight: 144 g
Date Created: July 30, 2021
Date Sold: Nov. 12, 2022
Project Type: Urns and Hollow Forms