Here are two of the most important tools in my shop, other than my hands and eyes. The uses of a compass extend far beyond striking circles. I use one, or more, on just about every project to aid in … Continue reading
I recently completed this commission for the congregation of a California church. They wished to honor their minister’s ten years of leadership with a bowl featuring their church motto, Micah 6:8. It is a beautiful verse. I was happy to play a … Continue reading
Let the rain kiss you Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops Let the rain sing you a lullaby — Langston Hughes, from April Rain Song Taken on a wonderfully rainy walk this evening.
Last weekend, we had snow and lows in the teens — Winter’s last gasp, I think. Today’s warm sun put me in the mood to snap these shots of some of the bird bowls I’ve been roughing out in preparation for … Continue reading
It is difficult to conceive the contradictory fact that this apparently simple form of art [chip carving] was once the exponent of a struggling desire for refinement on the part of fierce and warlike men, and that it should, under … Continue reading
I finished carving a couple personal-size ale bowls over the weekend. These are the two I mentioned having roughed out in my recent post about ale bowls. I haven’t oiled them yet, but I thought I’d share some photos of … Continue reading