Modesto Ash

  Above is a closeup of one of the natural edge bowls I made from Modesto Ash. Didn’t know there was such a thing until I spoke with the gentleman in charge of the removal a block away from home. In hindsight, should have grabbed some more because of the Read more…

High Voltage Pyrography

[Warning and Disclaimer: This involves high voltage electricity and burning wood. Do so at your own risk. To reduce risk, educate yourself. I cannot be held responsible. Be safe!] I wish I could take credit for this, but this link will take you to the artist who got me interested in this Read more…

Transformed

Transformation – a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. This is the business of any artistic endeavor. Using the materials at hand to create that which was only in your mind (or in the hands of your muse). The idea…the inspiration…then the execution. Taking an object as mundane as Read more…

Knot Notch Bowl

A gift for my niece and her husband. She asked for a salad bowl a month or so back. I thought about making a new one then remembered I had this one gathering dust. I held off finishing this for so long because of how much it warped during the Read more…

The Process

The process of finishing a bowl after roughing out. Shear cuts, scraping and reducing tool marks to a minimum. Sand through the grits. Brand the bottom and add some extra woodburning. Do some more pyrography up the side to emphasize the grain. Almost done…. Added some more burning to the Read more…