Made of Reclaimed Alaskan Cedar
The wood in this vase was salvaged from a decommissioned NYC water tower. This vessel has not been turned on a lathe. It was hand-built hollow, STACKED piece by piece, layer by layer, all the while controlling the wall thickness as well as the profile. The wood’s natural coloring is very light blond. Once complete, the surface was gently sculpted smooth using a variety of hand held tools, resulting in a finely honed finish with slight undulations, similar to that of hand-built ceramics. I chose to char the exterior of this vessel using the Japanese technique known as Shou Sugi Ban. This process causes the sugars in the wood to burn resulting in the dark dark brown almost blackened surface, which was in turn sealed using my custom varnish process.
Weight: 20.00 lbs
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