Turning: "Decorated Vessels"
April 21, 2006
Entry Details
 

# 343
Barbara Craig
Denver, CO
Dimensions (inches):  
  Width:   3
  Height:   12
  Depth:   3
Materials:   Walnut

End grain walnut vase.
10 oz,  opening is 1-1/4" diameter, wall thickness 1/4" on average.
My design inspiration comes from arts & crafts potters, Van Briggle in particular.  My goal is to add design to traditional vase forms such that the viewer will be drawn in to a greater appreciation of the grain in the wood.  I hope that the design enhances the wood and seems to have emerged out of it, rather than be something imposed upon it which ignores its nature.
 
 
 
 
Close-up
 

Judges Comments
Clay : You have a strong sensitivity to the material, but the straightness of the sides of the vessel contradicts the lyrical carving.
Jacques : love the subtle surface design... would like to see more volume in the form and only 2/3 in height. Nice use of textur which compiments the material.
John : I like the idea of being subtle in the carving, but it looks like the wood grain overpowers the carving in some places. You've got to find a balance. Stay with it.

Show Previous Entry Show Next Entry
Return to Index
 
Home
© 1998-2018 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by any means
without the written permission of the publisher.

(5)