Sunday, January 3, 2016

Reprieve

Cherry, 9"h X 10"w
I nearly killed myself making this bowl, hence the name. A careless moment that lucky for me is now just another story. I left a nick in the rim as a reminder. Don't take anything for granted.

I started this bowl so long ago I don't remember exactly when. I roughed out the shape and then something else came up or I just lost steam in the effort. So it sat unfinished in a corner of the shop until late August of this year when I needed a project and decided to tackle it once again.

It is a play on the Chippendale ball and claw foot, enlarged and inverted, a design element featured on fine furniture built in the mid to late 18th century.


1 comment:

Alisha Dufrene said...

Thank you for sharing your incident. My shop guys will surely appreciate your story as a lesson learned in this week's safety meeting. Be safe!