Large po-pourii vessel

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Project by Bob Collins posted 06-20-2011 02:29 PM 1534 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had an order for a po-pouri vessel, needed to be larger than the normal and something different. Had already played around with the cone shape and had put it aside in the MAYBE do something with it one day. Pulled it out of the box tidied up the carving and piercing, made a lid from the same wood (shipping pallet recycled), a base and finial of red gum. Painted the leaves to get the Autumn look and there it was. Customer happy and I might do a couple more. Comments welcome.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Occie gilliam

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#1 posted 06-20-2011 02:39 PM

Verry, verry Bob

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you [email protected]

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#2 posted 06-20-2011 02:57 PM

this piece is outstanding and very retro… I remember visiting my Grandmother as a child and she had a urn that was of this style and color. I don’t remember what she used it for but when I saw your piece I instantly went back in my mind 60 years.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 06-20-2011 04:59 PM

Interesting finish details. Kind of fools one into thinkng this is a ceramic piece. Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 06-20-2011 05:25 PM

Love the art work.

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#5 posted 06-20-2011 08:00 PM

hi bob another fantastic creation this one looks great love the design and the color
you have these off to a tee great work


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#6 posted 06-20-2011 10:54 PM

Beautiful job ,Bob. You have a real art piece in that!.........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 06-20-2011 11:54 PM

Wow Bob, you’re stepping up the pace now, this has that authentic “grandma’s” look about it, you are way into your own style now.
very well done mate :)))
(I will catch up later)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 06-21-2011 12:55 AM

Bob, that is a extraordinary piece of art. the design,carving,painting, finish, I just love the mitres in the lid and like sras said it makes you think its ceramic.Yet all the mitres are clearly visible.Very clever,and creative.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Bob Collins

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#9 posted 06-22-2011 01:16 PM

Thanks for the comments, my painting even surprised me and best part of all, it sold.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#10 posted 06-22-2011 01:18 PM

Stand up tall, Bob. Another breath taking beauty, here.
Yes… Oh, yes.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#11 posted 06-23-2011 12:15 AM

You can not keep such a beautiful piece of art, people are looking for it. I hope they payed you the right price. Thanks for widening our mind.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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