Ash Vase 10x7x6 inches, Dyed Red and limed, #29605
Ash Vase 10 x7 x6 inches with natural bark edge. Dyed Red and limed. Item Number 29605. On display at Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, NC
This piece was made from the upper end of the log. After being sealed with a paraffin-like substance, it was stored in my wood barn, retrieved and rounded into a “blank”, then mounted on the lathe and turned and sanded. Finishing the piece is accomplished by using an alcohol-based dye, then applying one coat of a proprietary lacquer. After both the dye and that first coat of lacquer have dried, then white liming wax is applied to fill the soft grain. The excess wax is rubbed off by hand and additional coats of lacquer applied.