Hollow form turned from Buckeye Burl

October 15, 2020

The Buckeye Burl hollow form shown here is unusual in its lack of dramatic figure. Normally, Buckeye--a root burl--absorbs minerals underground, which then oxidize into spectacular figuring when harvested. This pale Buckeye turning is nonetheless impressive in how its reveals, with very considerable subtlety, the figure that has emerged with oxidizing. The hollow form permits the turning of vessels that are eggshell light and delicate. Properly sealed, Buckeye Burl also take a great finish: transparent yet luminous.

3" dia x 2.5" high