Mesquite Carved Vessels

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Project by scott shangraw posted 12-30-2010 12:15 AM 3121 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are new carved vessels that were completed for our last mesquite show and are now headed to England, along with a ribbon sculpture and the Shangrila Rocker. In an effort to promote mesquite products overseas we sent a few pieces to display and sale. We’re excited to go global and confident that our work will be well received.

The first piece pictured is a mesquite canyon vessel with turquoise inlayed into the natural cracks. It was one of the smallest canyon vessels we’ve made, at approximately 18” L x 18” T x 6” W. The second piece is a mesquite wave bowl with turquoise inlayed as well. It was approximately 18” diameter x 12” T. The third is a small vase shaped bowl with lapis inlayed into the cracks. It was approximately 5” diameter x 6” T. All of them are first created with a chainsaw and then grinders are used to do the shaping of the waves, folds and bends. Each one is a unique one of a kind creation. Scott has a lot of fun creating these and can get real creative.

To see more vessels and other projects visit our blog , our website or the links below.

Grand Canyon
Forest Mussel
Tidal Wave

-- Scott NM,

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#1 posted 12-30-2010 12:19 AM

Your vessels are always beautiful and intriguing. I’m sure you’ll WOW them over the pond, as they’re quite unique.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 12-30-2010 12:33 AM

As always, your work is astonishing. Good luck overseas, too. I’m sure your pieces will be very well received. Thanks for sharing.


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#3 posted 12-30-2010 12:45 AM

I love what you are doing with the freeform sculptured vessels. I could get into doing these. Hopefully I will be able to do this as I try to clean up my schedule.

In fact I better head back out to the shop and get back on my project;)

Beautiful work!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 12-30-2010 12:48 AM

Just one more thought, they aren’t just cool or nice in some generic sense. They feel good when I look at them because they are well balanced. The forms are pleasing, sensual, and hit the brain in some sweet visual stimuli spots.

I will stop now, but I think you know what I am talking about.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 12-30-2010 03:02 AM

Thanks everyone.Always good to hear from you Todd.Hope all is well with you and family.

-- Scott NM,

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#6 posted 12-30-2010 06:19 AM

Just checked out your blog, so many nice things. But that funnel shaped vessel, just beautiful.
thakyou so much for posting it really gives a lot of inspiration.

-- Theresa,

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#7 posted 12-30-2010 06:44 AM


Like I have said before, I love your work!! Just Stunning!

Thanks for Sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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