Nearly 3 years ago I started on the refurbishment of an old dough bowl I bought at a bootfair.
I started off carving it out a bit
Then gave it a bit of paint
It’s a design I had wanted to make out of glass but I would have needed a lot of machinery and so, it didn’t happen.
It’s Ok in wood, and I’m glad to have finished off another of those “little projects” that can quickly fill a workshop..
Design isn’t always straightforward, some things need to sit on the workbench as one of many possible solutions rises to the surface of the Possibilities Stew. When it finally does emerge it can necessitate a whole bunch of different decisions … and this can take a bit more contemplation. This is one of those things that took it’s time to complete.
The joints using mini bamboo pins reminded me of stitching, I’ve never seen it before, but it work well for this piece.
I’m very happy with the result, I like the balance of the overall piece.
The inside is almost impossible to photograph, The “Power of Creativity” symbol [first sign in the I-Ching] is done in a blue/green glitter and then a layer of clear epoxy was poured over to create a sort of black mirror. The sides are in a rippled epoxy finish. It just reflects your face when you look in…. or the camera when you try to photograph it.
Anyway, I have another piece I’m just finishing off that has also taken ages … more of that next week.