Sculptural form turned from Australian Gold Mallee Burl No. 3

December 15, 2020

Gold Mallee Burl caps from Australia have become one of my favorite turning woods, expensive and challenging as they are (the wood is incredibly hard and dense). Because of the irregularities in burl surace (what one sees on the edge and parts of the bottom of the turning), each piece is distinct, demanding different strategies for maximizing the beauty of the revealed heart wood, which has fantastic color and figure.

10.5" at its widest, 8" at its narrowest; 2" high