Twig pot turned from Claro Walnut

June 24, 2023

This twig pot has been turned from Claro Walnut [Juglans nigra], a distinctive sub-species of the common Walnut we typically see in furniture. Claro Walnut—of which this is a superb example—is typically much more highly figured, with a beautiful, richly colored wood that works well with other woods and by itself.

The turning was finely sanded and sealed; after sealing, Danish oil was rubbed into the wood, followed by hand rubbing with a combination of carnauba and beeswax in a light solvent. This finish has a very light and transparent quality.

4" high x 3.5" dia