Thin Cup (W122)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Thin Cup

Made in

Nailsworth

Date

1998

Description

Thin black oak vessel carved with small dots, with a knot on the right side and on the front, and a crack at the back.

Materials and techniques

Rough grained seasoned oak, rough shaped on bandsaw, carved using a side-axe, paring along grain. Final shaping and texture applied with gouges, 1/2" no 7 gouge for spots. Knots, cracks and other faults in timber help articulate pattern. The piece is then scorched using a torch, and waxed. Brushed when dry.

Dimensions

height:  59cm
width:  43cm
depth:  7cm
Packed Length:  68cm
Packed Width:  18cm
Packed Depth:  48cm

Object number

W122

Category

Maker's statement

This is a unique vessel, closest to white "rain flask" series. attempt to make a piece as thin as possible, to present strong silhouette, and to use a less directional texture than normal ridges. the marks themselves have a similar form to the shape of the vessel, being similarly shallow.