Multilayered miniature bowls & vessels
With my earlier work from 1994 through 2006 I used several different laminating techniques to build up a patterned slab from 5-10mm thick from hardwood and veneer. The layout can be ordered or random patterns ranging from a few accent lines to some featuring over 1,000 individual color facets per square inch. From this beginning slab I make a series of band saw cuts creating angled rings; when glued together they form the basic shape of a bowl, chalice or vase. Often the entire bowl emerges from the one slab. Most of the shaping is done freehand with drum and disc sanders, ending on the lathe for further refining and applying a French polish finish giving them a high lustre. All pieces are signed and dated.
The pieces below are all lathe-turned. The isolation and loss of business during Covid 19 provided a window of time to develop some lathe technique I'd put off for years learning. These are all made from simple to complex laminations. Smaller is not necessarily easier and often the opposite is true.
My thanks to collegues and mentors , , for their combined generosity with advice and friendly support along the way.
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Fine handcrafted jewelry and multilayered miniature vessels in wood by Buzz Coren