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Box Elder Wing Bowl #30759 – Live Edge

Bill and Tina Collison

$275.00

Box Elder, also called Ash Leaf Maple, is the softest of the Maple species. The marvelous red coloring in this bowl is the residue left by a beetle which takes up residence in the Box Elder tree. The seasonal rise and fall of the sap in the tree carries the red coloring through the tree. The finish is non-toxic for contents, but it is intended to be a decorative rather than a functional piece.

NOTE: Live edge means the bark has been removed from the edge of the bowl instead of turned off.

  • 13” x 10” x 5”

In stock

Description

Bill’s early days in his father’s workshop and Tina’s interest in decoy carving fueled their interest in wood as the medium for their endeavors. They both view wood as strong, solid, substantial, and lasting…all great qualities as a medium for artwork. Bill turns burls, natural edged bowls, and platters; Tina creates the surface embellishments by carving, piercing, burning, and coloring designs on the turned pieces, moving the work from high quality craft into Art.

A piece of wood on the lathe serves as a blank canvas would for a painter. The various chisels and embellishment tools are the pigments and brushes. Unlike the painter or potter who may rework a flaw in their work, working with wood on the lathe is a one-way process. Disappointments or errors in form or technique are usually final; that piece finds its way to the “designer firewood pile.”

Bill and Tina Collison

Wood has a mysterious quality as a medium that fuels our curiosity as artists. Each piece is like opening a thriller novel where the plot is only revealed in the final pages. Solving these mysteries provides us pleasure and inspiration and is the driving force in our work.

Description

Bill’s early days in his father’s workshop and Tina’s interest in decoy carving fueled their interest in wood as the medium for their endeavors. They both view wood as strong, solid, substantial, and lasting…all great qualities as a medium for artwork. Bill turns burls, natural edged bowls, and platters; Tina creates the surface embellishments by carving, piercing, burning, and coloring designs on the turned pieces, moving the work from high quality craft into Art.

A piece of wood on the lathe serves as a blank canvas would for a painter. The various chisels and embellishment tools are the pigments and brushes. Unlike the painter or potter who may rework a flaw in their work, working with wood on the lathe is a one-way process. Disappointments or errors in form or technique are usually final; that piece finds its way to the “designer firewood pile.”

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