ChaliceWorksTurning

Functional Sculpture Turning Creative living

Portland, Maine

Announcement    Welcoome Back to connected life. Covid separation was a time for a different creative process on the lathe using wounded, stressed, and challenging pieces of wood. The Covid Series includes one of a kind pieces that have obvious "defects", filled voids, or reinforced surfaces. These are intentional inclusions in the finished work to demonstrate the discoveries of beauty in the midst of life distress and dis-ease. More will be stated in the description of each piece. There is also a blog page to check out the musings of the StrawBoss.
chaliceworksturning.blogspot.com

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Last updated on Jul 4, 2021

Welcoome Back to connected life. Covid separation was a time for a different creative process on the lathe using wounded, stressed, and challenging pieces of wood. The Covid Series includes one of a kind pieces that have obvious "defects", filled voids, or reinforced surfaces. These are intentional inclusions in the finished work to demonstrate the discoveries of beauty in the midst of life distress and dis-ease. More will be stated in the description of each piece. There is also a blog page to check out the musings of the StrawBoss.
chaliceworksturning.blogspot.com

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  • Maura on Apr 2, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    well you sold the bowl to a frontline worker. a nurse during the coronavirus. when i came home from work to view my chosen bowl, i felt happy but my partner gravitated towards the imperfections. here i sit before the fire 🔥 with my corona bowl. made of dutch elm 🌳 i am a yale educated nurse, grown up with terrors of dutch elm disease embedded on my soul. i think the bowl is good and my partner wants something i don’t have to offer. more may be split today than my corona bowl.

  • ROBB on Feb 10, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    My coffee scoop is exactly what I thought it would be. Thank you!

  • Victor on Dec 18, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Timely responses and nice products!

  • Loren on Jul 24, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    This bowl is a standout - so beautifully crafted. The grain of the mahogany shines through with a gorgeous variation of tones. The shallow design is modern and simple, with a distinctive edge and subtle pedestal base. I love to set it out alone as an artistic centerpiece, but I also use it to display fruit or serve other food items. I know I will enjoy its versatility for years to come - it is such a uniquely beautiful and classic piece.

About ChaliceWorksTurning

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Turn a tree to new life;

When a tree is cut down its life begins. Reportedly John Meur made that observation in the context of preserving the Red Wood and Sequoia trees on the Pacific Coast. The balance between preservation, restoration, and utilization is a constant tension. Every time I turn a block of wood and watch the chips and ribbons of "waste" fly by my arm and face, the joy of the emerging shape, texture, and grain pattern is amazing. Life, function, sensual awareness, and pleasure gratification abound in the holding of each emerging and finished piece. Appreciation from those gifted with these creations give further testament to the new life and longevity of the tree. Creating useful artistic objects for home decor or gifting is the focus of every project, Bowls become vessels of visual and tactile enjoyment. Handles for kitchen utensils, back scratcher, shoe horn, or pepper grinder provide sensual awareness of color, shape, and pattern in the cuts through growth rings and "defects" of environment impact. The object tells a silent story of life changes and provides a new living opportunity with every use or observation. Finished in natural bees wax and canoba oil the natural luster of wood enhances the new life experience of the home or office. Hope you enjoy the mystery and appreciation for your choice of life giving tree sourced and turned product
For reflections by the StrawBoss, go to the ChaliceWorks Turning Blog. at ChaliceWorksTurning.blogspot.com

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    Owner, StrawBoss

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