Sculpted Birch Budvase
The intricacies of this multi-process piece are what make it so rewarding.
I began by turning a green (not dry) piece of salvaged birch on the lathe and let it air dry to completion. After the drying process, it had developed a couple of cracks and, embracing the concept of Wabisabi, I sought to embellish the cracks, not hide them away.
Using an angle grinder to carve away soft dips, I returned the piece back to the lathe and sanded it to completion.
Measures 8in x 3.75in and is finished with an all-natural, plant-based oil.
This charactered bud vase has two holes, the top hole measures 1in in diameter and 2.75in deep. There is a second hole 0.5in in diameter that extends the total depth 5.25in.
This vase is not watertight and intended for dried florals. Measurements are approximate.