This elegant hollow form was turned from a nice piece of black walnut (Juglans nigra) features a broad patch of sapwood. The sapwood forms almost half of the piece and the line were it meets the darker heartwood curves elegantly over the height of the piece. This hollow form was turned from green (i.e. wet) wood shortly after the wood was harvested to ensure that the sapwood stayed as white as possible. The form was then allowed to dry to it's finished form. During the drying process it warped slightly, and some subtle undulations form in the surface giving the piece a wonderful, organic feel. This hollow form has been turned fairly thin, and is light and delicate to the touch and a pleasure to hold. The interior of the form is only lightly sanded, leaving an slightly 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.