Posted on March 24, 2008
Completed: March 2008
Availability / Cost: Sold - AUD $500
Dimensions: 41 cm x 25 cm x 9 cm
Finish: Acryllic Coating
I shaped this bowl out of coastal bloodwood obtained from near Port Douglas in North Queensland, Australia. The wood was a nice red colour but had several annoying colour blemishes which were visually unattractive.
So, I decided that this was an ideal candidate for ebonisation. Furthermore, instead of the standard thinned lacquer treatment that soaks into the grain, I applied the finish with a strong stipple pattern to add a textured surface. The result was very successful ... the grain of the wood is evident, but the stipple provides an almost artificial effect.