butternut wood hollow form turning

Butternut Vessel

The first of these two Butternut vessels measures 4.5 by 5.5 inches and the second 8 X 4.5 inches. The first has a turned rim while the second has a natural edge rim. By natural edge rim I mean that the mouth of the turning follows the natural curvature of the surface of the tree. It was just under the bark. You can see that the light colored sap wood engulfs the rim.

These vessels again show the beautiful colors that Butternut wood exhibits. At craft shows people often look at these pieces and ask what they are for. They are just for our pleasure. The poet said that a thing of beauty is a joy forever. Art gives a feast for the senses and if it is good, leaves then satisfied.