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Oak Amber, Black and Gold Resin Vessel


Made by Kathleen Walsh

Oak Amber, Black and Gold Resin Vessel, By Kathleen Walsh.

This series combines wood with gold, black and amber resin. Each piece is beautifully turned by hand on a lathe.

The vessels are first rough turned, to establish the rims along the natural grain line, before layers of resin are pored to add notes of light and dark. The pieces are then re-mounted on the lathe for the finish turning. Each piece has a beautifully curved natural form and a smooth surface.

Approximate Size: Diameter 25cm x  Height 20cm


About the maker:

“I have always loved wood. It gives so much when the grain, faults and textures are revealed as it’s pared away. I grew up in a woodworking family in Wexford and my passion for woodturning began back then, but moving from home and without space for a lathe I didn’t do any turning for almost 30 years. I studied Sculpture at WIT, then trained to teach Art & Design in Limerick school of Art, and taught Art at second level for a few years. I currently work at The Institute of Art, Design & Technology as a Model-making & Design Technician. It turns out I love lots of materials! Recently I dusted off the old lathe and gave it a go again. That was it, I was once again hooked, and with knowledge of more modern model-making techniques and materials accumulated over the years I realised that combining these with wood makes woodturning even more exciting!”

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