12.5"w x 8.5"h - Textured, carved and burned Bur Oak. It is from a historic 380 year old tree that lost a limb in a storm.
8h x 8.28w - Mesquite burl with crushed coral inlay.
Apple Hollow Form
6h x 6.6w - Apple tree freshly cut from a neighbors yard.
Bleached, Sandblasted Ash
10.5h x 8w - Bleached and Sandblasted Ash, Ebonized Walnut with Redwood Finial
Dyed and Burned Briar Burl Hollow Form
5.75h x 5w
Dyed and Textured Maple with Natural Voids
8h x 10.5w
Close Up of Textured Vessel Detail
Dyed Birch with Collar
8h x 6.75w - Dyed figured birch with wenge collar.
Dyed Spalted Maple
9h x 9w - Dyed Spalted Maple with ebonized walnut collar
Dyed Spalted Maple/ Padauck Hollow Form
6.5h x 6w
Dyed Spalted Maple 2
10h x9w - Spalted dyed maple with ebonized walnut collar.
Figured Ash Vessel
6.5h x 7.5w - Figured ash hollow form
Fluted Walnut Vessel
7h x 5.25w - Walnut vessel Sprial, fluted heartwood-textured and burned spalted sapwood.
Glad To Be Back
15"h x 4.5"w - Eucalyptus burl with walnut collar.
Maple Burl Vase
9.75h x 5.75w -Big Leaf Maple Burl Vase.
8h x 12w - Hand-carved flutes that have been wire brushed. The top is textured and burned.
Plain Old Poplar
9.5h x 13.5w - Poplar with hand carved flutes.
Pyrographed Sycamore Vessel
10.5h x 10.5w
Pyrography Sycamore Vessel Detail
Spalted Beech Vessel
6.5h x 12w
Spalted Hackberry Vase
11.5h x 7.5w
Spiral Fluted Birch
6.5w x 7h - Carved spiral fluted paper bark birch with ebonized walnut collar.
Textured Spalted Beech
7h x 8w
Detail of Texturing On Beech Vessel
Textured Walnut Vessel
7.5h x 11w - Textured walnut vessel.
Textured Walnut Vessel Detail
Two Headed Elm Detail
Two Headed Elm
5.26h x 6.0w - Elm -Turned, burned, textured and carved.
6.0h x 11.5w - Carved and textured walnut vessel.
Walnut Vessel Detail
17.5" x 6.5" - Dyed box elder burl and twisted copper electrical wire.
Whimsical Tree Houses
They range in height from 8" to 13"
Oregon Myrtle Bowls
The largest bowl is 6.5" x 18" ranging down to 2" x 8".
10" x 5.25" - Red Gum burl with turquoise inlay and Porcupine quill finial.
This sculpture is 13.75"h x 11.25'w x 7.0"d. The main vessel is Big Leaf Maple and has a length of Sapla vine running through it.
Textured Indian Rosewood
10.0" x 4.5" - Textured (Florida) Indian Rosewood. I found this wood being sold as a 5x5x10 spindle blank.
Buckeye with Porcupine HF
10" x 7" - Buckeye burl with turquoise inlay. The finial is porcupine quills, dyed walnut and silver wire.
12.5" x 5" - Buckeye burl
Dyed Ambrosia Maple
12" x 4.5" dyed Ambrosia Maple with a ebonized Walnut collar.
10" x 5.25" - Natural Edge dyed Box Elder burl.
Porcupine and Turquoise
10" X 4.75" - Boxelder Burl that is inlayed along the fault lines with turquoise with a dyed walnut cap holding vertically situated porcupine quills as the finial.
13"h x 7"w - Buckeye burl with voids filled with turquoise. Top is dyed walnut, porcupine quills and silver jewelers wire.
11" x 5.5" - Red Gum Burl with ebonized Walnut top. Turquoise inlayed into gum pockets. Finial is porcupine quills and brown copper wire.
Red Mallee Finial Box
13.5" X 9" - Red Mallee finial box. Finial and base are ebonized Walnut.
17" X 10" - Siberian Elm Burl with shaped turquoise finial.
8" X 10" - Tasmanian Blackheart Sassafras. The finial is ebonized walnut with horizontal weeping willow branches and red wire.
17.5" x 10.25" - Vessel is Black Ash Burl with turquoise inlay. The collar is ebonized walnut with gold wire and the finial is shaped turquoise.
Elevated And Sculptural
Suspended Vessel #2
17.5"h x 11 x 9"w - Textured and burned sassafras vessel supported by dyed and carved Ash vines and leaves and coolabah burl cap.
Suspended Vessel #1
13"h x 13"w - Marri natural edge burl supported by carved maple vine and driftwood.
7.5" x 7" - Dyed, bug eaten spalted maple. Purple heart collar. Captured by bent ash comp wood and brass nails.
16"h x 8"w x 6"w - The vessel is dyed box elder. The piece going through it is sapla wood and it is mounted to a small red mallee burl cap. This is the 4th is a series of elevated vessels.
15"h x 8"w - White Top Burl Vessel. The legs and "floating" finial are dyed sassafras. This piece is the 3rd in a series of elevated vessels.
Life After People
Chosen for AAW exhibit "A Walk In The Woods" 24.5" x 13.25" x 8.0" - Main vessel is Jarrah Burl, the vines and leaves are dyed and bent ash comp wood and the base is a siberian elm knot.
Suspended Vessel #9
11" X 8.5" - Vessel is Silky Oak. The supports are Lacewood and the connectors are maple painted with metallic acrylic paint.
Suspended Vessel #9 - Detail
Out Of The Box
Ambrosia Maple Snare Drum - 6.5h x 14.5
Out of the blue, I was contacted by a custom drum-maker who had seen my web site. He inquired if I could help him with the idea of turning a drum from precisely cut staves. I turned the drum-he assembled the hardware. We created two custom drums: one was sold, the other given to my son-a music major at the University of Tennessee-for a graduation gift.
15w" x 5h" - Big leaf maple burl natural edge sink.
3w X 8.75h - Birdhouse is an off-center turning of a hollowed maple branch with a cherry base.
Brown Mallee Lidded Vessel
8h x 9w - Natural edge brown mallee lidded box. Finial and base are ebonized walnut.
Mun Ebony Box
4.5h x 3.5w
Natural Edge Cedar Flower
11.75h x 7w
Alternate View of Cedar Flower
Natural Edge Lidded Box
10.5h x 5.75w - Big leaf maple burl- double natural edge lidded box with padauk finial and base.
Purple Heart, Padauk, Maple Box w/Square Lid
4.25h x 3.75w
Alternate View of Square Lidded Box
Textured Cherry Box
3.5h x 2.5w
3.75h x 3.5w & 4.5h x 3.5w
Bowls And Platters
Big Leaf Maple Bowl w/ Gold Leaf Rim
4h x 10w
Dyed Poplar Bowl
4h x 14w
Rim Detail of Poplar Bowl
Historic Bur Oak
15h x 8w - Natural edge bur oak bowl with acorns.
18" Brazilian Cherry with textured and burned rim.
Jatoba Platter Detail
16" Mahogany Platter with textured, colored and burned rim.
Mahogany Platter Rim Detail
Maple Bowl w/ Carved And Burned Rim
2h x 9w
Natural Edge Walnut Bowl
5.5h x 10.5w
Spalted Hackberry Bowl
1.75h x 14.25w - Spalted Hackberry Shallow Bowl
Spalted Hackberry Bowl Detail
Textured Pyrographed Mahogany Platter
1h x 16.25w
Mahogany Platter Underside
4h x 13.5 w - Walnut bowl with undercut textured and burn rim.
Walnut Bowl Detail
9"h X 9"w - Boxelder hollow vessel. Awarded first place in the Peoples' Choice award at the Tennessee Association of Woodturners symposium in January, 2008.
Library Oak Collaboration
20" platter with a burned image of the 380 year old historic Bur Oak that once stood in front of the Brentwood TN library. Pyrography by Kelly Prosise
6.25" x 8.25"- Red flame box elder. Kelly did the pyrography and texturing.
Canopy II Detail
Grand Cayman I
5.5"h x 7"w - Mahogany- dyed, burned and colored My wife, Kelly, did the pyrography.