Hollow Forms

"The Fire Within" was formed from a slice of the small Burr Elm log that had no real commercial value and when I found it was actually being used as a support to keep larger more valuable logs off the ground where they were being stored before being sold. Elm burrs tend to be very irregular in shape with voids and bark inclusions, cracks and fissures which is part of the reason they are so…
This is the most unusual piece of Elm I have ever seen, it's not really a burr because there aren't the typical clusters of knots that are characteristic of Burr Elm.It's a bit like an onion in that there are lots of layers of grain, you can look at it for hours and see so many different aspects to the piece. It was probably the scariest piece I have ever
Horse Chestnut is a wood that has very little value other than as a spectacular ornamental parkland tree but unfortunately it is being attacked by a fungus that is slowly killing them off. The tree that this piece of burr came from is one such casualty. The figure in the burrs is amazing and I use dyes and stains to make that figure 'pop'. The natural edge of the vessel has been enhanced with 22.5ct…
 Horse Chestnut burr responds to being coloured with fantastic results. The colour transforms the beautiful but subdued figure into eye poppingly amazing stand out figure. I am just enhancing what nature has already provided. It measures 100mm x 200mm (4" x 8")
Horse Chestnut burr responds to being coloured with fantastic results. The colour transforms the beautiful but subdued figure into eye poppingly amazing stand out figure. I am just enhancing what nature has already provided. This piece measures 100mm dia x 115mm high
Horse Chestnut burr responds to being coloured with fantastic results. The colour transforms the beautiful but subdued figure into eye poppingly amazing stand out figure. I am just enhancing what nature has already provided. This piece is 180mm H x 100mm D
Horse Chestnut is a wood that has very little value other than as a spectacular ornamental parkland tree but unfortunately it is being attacked by a fungus that is slowly killing them off. The tree that this piece of burr came from is one such casualty. The figure in the burrs is amazing and I use dyes and stains to make that figure 'pop'. The natural edge of the vessel has been enhanced with 22.5ct…