Keepsakes & Pet Urns

This piece was inspired by a trip to New Zealand where I had been invited to participate in a Woodturning symposium. It it a very popular decorative material there and I brought some back with me. The vessel is made from Oak which has been fumed with ammonia giving the surface it's green/grey colour. The fuming is a chemical reaction with the natural tannins in the wood but it only affects the surface so i…
As burrs dry voids open up in the wood, these have been filled with powdered brass in epoxy to make a feature of them. The threaded lid is in Ebony with a corresponding Boxwood insert.