Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Old Curiosity Pot

While trying out different ideas for the delicate challenge I made this little oddity, it was an exercise in several techniques, inlay, colour and form. The inlays are Copper wire and a dark blue powder George sent me mixed with epoxy and run into a groove. The base is in Sycamore, the finial lid is Laburnum. Although the finial is pretty nice in form, I should have had something more substantial at the top, it would have balanced the piece better overall. Finish is high gloss Shellac, the soft highlights are a function of the light diffuser I use for the photography.

The lid is a very nice fit on this one, a smooth pop when it is removed and a precise shoomf when replaced!

 Detail of the inlay

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