A rare piece of highly figured Devonian burr Elm, harvested from a tree killed by Dutch Elm disease.
This vessel took over a year to make. The finest parts of the tree were harvested from the freshly felled wood. It was turned roughly to shape and carefully dried in a controlled environment for 12 months. The last part of the process is finish turning to its current shape, then it was given 4 coats of oil, polished, gilded with copper leaf and a plinth was made from Cornish Delabole slate.The processes and my philosophy are explained in the short film on my profile page.
I have preserved the lichen on the slate, as the colours tie in perfectly with the copper leaf. Sections of copper pipe have been used to separate the two pieces of slate, creating height and interest.
This piece is approximately 110 mm in diameter and 70mm tall (this is raised by a further 20mm on the plinth).
A truly unique form which would grace anyone’s home.
Usually delivered in 3 days. Please allow 10 days for international delivery.
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