April 28, 2014

Molly Winton’s Influence

Filed under: Art, Wood Lathe — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — peteblair @ 2:30 pm

I have become enamoured with turning miniature hollow vessels after the full day Workshop I took with Molly Winton, see earlier post. These very light, small turnings are textured with a burning pen similarly to how Molly does hers. I would be flattered if her influence can be seen in my work I just adore what she does.

I am not totally pleased with this piece but I do believe it is a good beginning. I plan to incorporate a more West Coast theme in my future work.

These are turned from green Cherry, about 2″ tall and 2″ wide with my rendition of Peace Doves flying around the top.

To view more of my work please visit my website woodbowlsandthings.com.

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April 27, 2014

Latest Haida work

I continue to turn lots of things on my lathe and like to share them here.

Lately I have been experimenting with Haida Motifs and am really pleased with the way they have been turning out.

Here’s a few shots of a 12″ square Yellow Cedar Plate/Platter I first turned then burned and finally added some colour.

As you can see these are pictures taken in my workshop at various stages.

The first is the platter with a turned bead, prepared for embellishment.

The second is the beginning of the pyrography.

The third is with colour added to the Honeysuckle.

The final is the finished product.

Many items are available for sale on my web site Woodbowlsandthing.com.

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April 6, 2014

West Coast Haida Art

I’ve always admired the skill and color of Haida art. Below you will find a few pieces that I have made in an attempt to honour this art form.


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Molly’s Influence

Since spending a very delightful day with Molly Winton at a one day workshop I have been busy trying to put a little of what I was shown to work. I love to turn but it is almost as much fun to pyro-texture.

As you can see, from the photo’s below, I have spent several hours with my burning set-up. I must admit that I still have a VERY long way to go until I can pryo something to be especially proud of.Small Maple Hollow form(1) Miniature Hollow form(1) DSC_7860 DSC_7861

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