Sunday, February 26, 2012

Carving Box

Here is a carving box I have finally finished, been working on it for a while, slow progress. I can get distracted easily.  

Two lidded areas up top to put small works (pendants wrapped in plastic)  and a drawer on the right side for tools. The right side tray is for tools. The bottom front is slanted so I can have it on my lap on the couch and can get close to my face while carving pots and still comfortably drop scraps into the large tray on the left.

I used bamboo I've had laying around for a while, which I've used to make brushes and other things over time. The wood is several different types of nice veneer plywood I got dumpster diving. Nice project, it should decrease the mess I make at home, sure beats a brownie pan.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Box 3

Box 2

Hand built, didn't remember to take 'before' pics for this one,  most of the rough carving is done.

Box 1

Hand Built, shallow design. Progression below.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Feathery Pitcher pt. 2

Removed the braces, and finished the rough carving. Good decision. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Feathery pitcher

Threw and carved everything in one sitting, it was a long  9 hours.  Not sure if I like the cross braces on it, I'll give it a few days before I decide to ditch them or not.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Huge Pitcher

Wheel thrown about 20lbs, 14 inches I think.

Mail order porcelain.

Received some clay and slip from Matt and Dave's clay a while back, going to use it soon :).

organic menorah?

Here is an attempt at a menorah. Carved out of a block of stoneware. Kinda turned into a motorcycle.