Artist Name: Hugh McKay Title: Tripot #5 Details: Maple burl
Why It’s Notable:
When I first saw this photo, I thought, “Those are three nicely-proportioned vessels made of nicely-figured wood.” And then I looked again. What I failed to realize at first was that the three hollow vessels were actually made from a single piece of burl, and still connected!
This is a level of multi-axis lathe work that I have never encountered or imagined before, and it has reignited my interest in turning.
I bought ten of these wine glass kits from Craft Supplies USA. The stems were cut off so that all the maker had to do was turn the bottom half. It seemed like a neat idea at the time, but I’ve somewhat lost interest in turning.
If you would like these ten glasses, please leave a comment below indicating your interest before noon on Monday, March 26. I will then draw a winner at random. Even if you don’t get these glasses, remember that these are only some of the MANY things I want to give away (yes, there is still much more).
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