I started this 6″ Sycamore ‘pot’ in early March 2016. It was hollowed using the Simon Hope Hollowing Jig to around 3mm (1/8th inch). By the end of April it was dry enough to colour and finish which took place at the beginning of May. The pot was stained (with spirit stains) all over in yellow, then from the bottom to roughly the shoulder with a weak red solution. A band around the bottom was then layered in full strength red. The whole vessel was washed again in yellow and all colour boundaries blended. This was one of three vessels finished to fulfill a customer request.
This represents one of my favourite woods – FIREWOOD! This piece of Beech was rescued from our firewood stock in 2012 and left to dry. There were only a few pieces that were worth saving, but I can assure you I got it all 🙂