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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 of this piece. The design is often called a basket illusion technique.


The basket illusion technique that creates the individually colored squares or rectangles is created 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.


8” Diameter x 10” Tall


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

The Jug #868

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