Monday, June 13, 2022

The Perfect Beauty of Imperfection

John is back in his shop, turning (pun) out bowls and weed pots (vases for dried stuff) and other stuff. This one caught my eye. It's from a piece of oak, grabbed from a pile of firewood. 

I love seeing the bark with bits of lichen and moss still attached.

And the grain is really cool-- and will show up even better once this piece is fully dry and oiled or varnished.

I saw this shallow bowl (sassafras? he's not sure) in his shop and was smitten with the flower (looks like a poppy to me) image caused by a knot and a bit of rot.

And when you turn it over, there's a rooster... at least that's what I see.



Barbara Rogers said...

These are lovely, and the bowl with the tree's own art coming out is very fine indeed!

Sandra Parshall said...

I love these.

Anvilcloud said...

This is great stuff. It always attracts me.

JJM said...

I somehow missed the fact that John was, in addition to all his many other skills and talents, a wood turner. And, to judge by these examples, an excellent one!

Cheryl Cato said...

I love your photos, descriptions, and wonderings. Thanks!