Featherwood

Fine handcrafted jewelry in wood  by Buzz Coren

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Multilayered miniature bowls & vessels

These are smaller versions of a body of work I made from 1994 through 2006. I intended to develop them two or three years from now; Covid 19 provided that window of time much sooner.

Unlike the reductive process of turning I use 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.

My thanks to collegues and mentors Michael Mode, Peter Petrochko, Jim and Pat McPhail for their combined generosity with advice and friendly support along the way.

These vessels are all unique, made one at a time. Occasionally I'll make from two to four from a larger lamination that might vary somewhat in size and shape but all will have the same colors and pattern. Though they're one of a kind I can usually come close to producing most of them again (within reason) so if you see a piece that's sold and would like one similar I'll be happy to work with you. Some have stories attached to them, some just are what they are. More designs on the way, keep checking back!

                     Available pieces

      Bubinga with dyed  

  anigre and poplar veneer    

    3.5" dia.  #101  $450

       Maple, purpleheart,  Ebon-X,

        cherry, dyed anigre veneer

            5-1/4" dia.  #102  $175

      Ginko, dyed anigre

         and cherry veneer

       4" dia.  #109     $350

     Dyed poplar and anigre veneer  

           5" dia.  #103-1      $225     

          Gingko, dyed anigre

             and cherry veneer

           5.75" dia.  #106   $75

Kiaat, dyed anigre and poplar veneer

         3.5" dia.  #107      $150

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     Poplar with recomposed veneer

         5.5" dia.   #108       $250

     Hemlock with dyed veneer

         5.5" dia.   #110       $250

Mahogany, dyed anigre and poplar veneer

                     3.5" dia.  #105    $400

               Poplar and dyed veneer

               4.75" dia.  #111   $250

                     Heart of Pine

               4.25" dia.  #112   $275

       Maple, dyed anigre veneer

               4" dia.  #113   $250

Mahogany, dyed anigre and poplar veneer

                5.25" dia.  #114    $275

          Gingko, dyed anigre

             and cherry veneer

           4.5" dia.  #115   $175

Mahogany, dyed anigre and poplar veneer

                2.75" dia.  #119    $275

     Poplar with recomposed veneer

         4.25" dia.   #117      $250

             Dyed anigre veneer  

           4.75" dia.  #118      $200     

             Dyed anigre veneer  

           4.5" dia.  #120-2     $350

                 (four available)     

Mahogany, dyed anigre and poplar veneer

                4" dia.  #116    $250

     Dyed poplar and anigre veneer  

           5.5" dia.  #121      $275    

                Bubinga with dyed

           anigre and poplar veneer

              3.5" dia.  #104  $225

     Dyed poplar and anigre veneer  

           5" dia.  #103-2      $200     

             Dyed anigre veneer  

           2.75" dia.  #122    $350

            Natural and dyed  poplar veneer  

           5" dia.    #123      $250     

            Poplar and dyed poplar veneer  

                   5" dia.   #124      $250     

            Poplar and dyed poplar veneer  

                  5" dia.   #125      $250     

            Poplar and dyed poplar veneer  

                  5.5" dia.   #126     $250