Friday, 19 July 2013

Dark Urn

 Here is another piece based on a teardrop. These seem to be becoming a series. This one is five and a half inches tall, it has been shotblasted to give an uneven surface on the panels and then textured over the top of that. I have also created a texture to look like cast metal on the outer 'cage' part of the main vessel.
 I have made another timelapse video of the turning part of this so that you can see how I go about it (at high speed). As ever the colouring is done with acrylics.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Red Urn

  Hello dear readers. I haven't had a chance to turn anything since April!! That is far too long to be away from what is my passion and far too long since writing anything here! I can only apologise for my absence but sometimes life jumps up and gets in the way of what I would like to be doing....
 Today I got to blow the dust off from the lathe and get down to what |I love doing, turning. I made this little urn from Sycamore, its about seven inches tall with the lid. It has been turned, hollowed,sand blasted and coloured with acrylics.

 I will try to be quicker with my next post.... :)

Here is a timelapse video of me turning it.