For want of a better word, I gathered this collection of art under the heading, "Vessels". The grouping includes pieces which I felt didn't quite fit under one of the other five headings. The work kind of suggested its own category. In some instances, the piece may contain an element or two often found in one of the other categories -----for example, bowl, hollow form or platter. In general, the Vessels grouping consists of mostly open forms however, in some cases an ornamental element, i.e., a finial, has been added. Such elements are added only if and when I believe that doing so enhances the piece.
The majority of my turnings are created using wood from local trees growing right here, on Long Island's North Fork. A list of the species would include maple, cherry, walnut, Osage orange and occasionally, a fruitwood such as apple or pear. No matter the wood type, each is treated with the same attention given all woods which find their way to my studio.
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