Striped Vessel (W124)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Striped Vessel

Made in

Nailsworth

Date

1998

Description

Tall oval-shaped oak vessel with a dark stained base and a white limed upper portion with horizontal ridges.

Materials and techniques

Seasoned straight grained English oak. Rough-shaped on bandsaw. Carved with side-axe, paring along grain. Final shaping with gouges, ridged surface uses 1/4" no 7 gouge. White portion is the limed white, and very lightly burnt using a torch. Black portion scorched and then waxed. The whole is then brushed.

Dimensions

height:  39cm
width:  17cm
depth:  6cm

Object number

W124

Category

Maker's statement

The striped vessels are a series developing earlier 'limed oak vessel' series. The shape has a narrower top, to form a more focused mouth and the ridges themselves are lightly scorched to make the texture more dramatic and better integrate textured and smooth areas. The range has been developed since May 1998.

Malcolm Martin, 10 December 1998