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This vessel is made from Hard Maple and constructed using the segmenting technique. This creates a nice canvas for the design which is created using the technique referred to as basket illusion. The piece has a lid and ebony finial.


The basket illusion technique creates the individually colored squares or rectangles by cutting 1/8th inch beads around the circumference of the vessel from top to bottom. The valley created between beads is burned to create a black horizontal line. The vessel is then marked into evenly spaced divisions using an index wheel. The vertical lines are blackened using a wood burning pen. The individual squares or rectangles this creates are then individually hand painted on the vessel using pigmented India ink pens. The Pigmented India inks are archival quality colors that are waterproof, lightfast, acid-free, and pH-neutral. The final surface is protected with several coats of clear satin finish.


6” Diameter x 15 ½” Tall.

Each of my pieces is signed, dated, and numbered. Each piece is unique and one of a kind.

Fancy Pants #921

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