Memory Vessel #1

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Project by Threeseamonsters posted 06-13-2010 07:22 PM 2128 views 10 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello folks,

Here’s a new vessel I’ve just finished up. It’s made from unseasoned Holly and is finished with dye, powdered pigments, wax, and shellac. It’s about 6” in diameter and 9” tall.

Thanks for looking!

-- jn

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#1 posted 06-13-2010 07:29 PM

Amazing! How did you do the art work, and the top edge? When you say Unseasoned, how do you control the moisture? Thanks and great work. Getting a good piece of holly that big was something too.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#2 posted 06-13-2010 07:47 PM

Totally amazed by this piece ! It looked like porcelain at first glance : ) The details are so expertly done …Thank you for sharing it with us !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 06-13-2010 07:51 PM

a wonderful work of art, fantastic form, amazing carved? inlaid? work This piece shows the detail and
art of a master.


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#4 posted 06-13-2010 07:58 PM

That’s fantastic. Love the color and detail. Beautiful piece of art. Thanks for posting.

-- Kate,

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#5 posted 06-13-2010 08:05 PM

Thanks! The details are burned and then filled with pigmented wax. The order of events goes like this:

1) Turn, Carve, Sand
2) Burn Details, Sand, Black Dye, Sand, Blue/Green Dye
3) Shellac, Sand, Shellac, Sand, Shellac… repeat until bored or shiny, whichever comes last
4) Rub mixture of powdered artists pigments and micro-crystalline wax into burned details
5) Rub pigment/wax into inside of vessel
6) flood inside and out with Shellac to seal in pigment/wax
7) Polish and buff shellac

-- jn

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#6 posted 06-13-2010 08:08 PM

Is your artwork a natural talent or were you schooled in it ? It really is fantastic : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 06-13-2010 08:44 PM

This is simply stunning….wowwww!! Just beautiful : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#8 posted 06-13-2010 09:25 PM

simply beautyfull piece of art
thank´s for sharing this


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#9 posted 06-13-2010 09:29 PM


-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#10 posted 06-13-2010 10:00 PM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 06-13-2010 10:17 PM

Holy Smokes !!!!!

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#12 posted 06-13-2010 10:27 PM

Beautiful. You have a lot of time and talent invested in this piece.

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#14 posted 06-13-2010 11:25 PM

I’m impressed, beautiful piece.

-- RStadler

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#15 posted 06-14-2010 01:10 AM

Exquisite detail and design. A true work of art. Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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