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Offline Martin Lawrence

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Todays pieces.
« on: March 15, 2011, 01:18:17 PM »
  No. 1. : Made from Ash, hollowed and scorched then sealed and waxed. The finial is sycamore ebonised. Measures 7" diameter and 8" high.

  No. 2. : From a burr off a Red Elm measures 8 1/2 " diameter and 3" high. Sealed and waxed.


  Cheers Martin.
Martin Lawrence

Offline ken rodgers

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Re: Todays pieces.
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011, 07:07:07 PM »
Hi Martin,
Two very nice piece, lovely piece of burr elm.
I like the shape of the hollow form and was considering if it needed the large base as I thought it distracts from the overall veiw of the shape. But then I changed my mind.
Regards
Ken 

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Re: Todays pieces.
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011, 07:42:03 PM »
Hi Martin another couple of outstanding pieces,you seem to be very busy these days, it is always a pleasure to see your work.Are you at Yandles month if so are you taking some of your work.Regards John
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Re: Todays pieces.
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2011, 09:32:31 PM »
You'll wear that new workshop out if you carry on, Martin.

Not sure about the lidded form, but I think it's a personal quirk rather than the form. The burr elm bowl is simple and carried by the strength of the grain and colour and the shape you've chosen. A sure seller.

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Re: Todays pieces.
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011, 09:37:52 AM »
Hi All,

 Thanks for the comments, re the lidded form, the shape is taken from a section of Chinese art sculpture that is in Birmingham near the Chinese quarter.

Cheers Martin.
Martin Lawrence

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Re: Todays pieces.
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2011, 02:15:47 AM »

Martin,  What can I add, it is 2 excellent forms, in seeing the Ash HF the Chinese element was my thought, not reading your reply, the Elm is a classic and real beautiful piece.

David
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