Turned Ornaments
March 9, 2012
Entry Details

# 952
Richard Coter
20090 Milano,
Dimensions (inches):  
  Width:   3 1/8
  Height:   8
  Depth:   3 1/8
Materials:   Olivewood, ebony, silver

I made this ornament in olive wood and ebony, with a little silver insert that was a piece of an old necklace.


I chose olive wood for the body thinking that the best olive wood in the world is from Bethlehem; and, being a turning ornament to hang on the Christmas tree, the connection was immediate.

The body was turned using multi-axis woodturning (three axes), and it’s completely empty to decrease the weight. The other pieces of the ornament were glued.

Judges Comments
CD : Excellent details on spindles, nice design, too. Materials work well together. I would have left out the vertical carved grooves and just carved the bottom of the globe, to let the wood grain be uninterrupted. Use of silver is very nice.
DS :  Choice of material for color is spectacular. Form is spot on with an innovation in turning. Kudos.
KH : I think the colors and shape work well together. The execution appears to be well done. I think the delicateness of the finials add a lot to the elegance of the ornament.

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