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Bill Bulloch
07-12-2011, 4:16 PM
Curly Maple, Bloodwood and Walnut. It is 12" in diameter and 5 1/4" high. There are 8 segmented rings with 20 segments per ring, a feature ring with 10 segment and 180 pieces and a solid bottom for a total of 341 pieces. Eight Hours.


What ya think? Comments on photo also welcome, God know I am trying.

Roger Chandler
07-12-2011, 4:31 PM
Another beauty, Bill!

Faust M. Ruggiero
07-12-2011, 4:32 PM
You know, Bill, I look carefully at every piece you show us and I can't tell you how I admire your work. You have a great imagination for these segmented pieces along with impeccable taste for combining woods that work together. This one is another great one.

Harvey Ghesser
07-12-2011, 5:37 PM
I love it, Bill! It's a beaut!:D

John Keeton
07-12-2011, 7:50 PM
Bill, this one is up there at the top! Great work, and I love the design and material choices!

Robert McGowen
07-12-2011, 7:54 PM
Very nice, Bill.

Michael James
07-12-2011, 7:55 PM
As a desert rat in Indian country, I say that's a winner. Those geometric patterns translate so well on pottery, in weaving, and segmented forms. Very nice job, as usual!

Scott Hackler
07-12-2011, 8:35 PM
Very cool bowl. I like the Thunderbird design. To make an improvement on your pictures, I would shoot the picture at a lower elevation and have a bit more background showing around the bowls (framing the bowl). Getting much better at your pictures. This is newer territory for me as well and I feel like quite the student trying to figure out how to make my turnings look their best ....in a picture!

Thanks for posting.

Steve Mawson
07-12-2011, 9:02 PM
Really like the piece, looks like it would be great to hold.

Eric Holmquist
07-12-2011, 10:19 PM
Segmented stuff like this always amazes me. I love to head down to Arizona on vacation and drive around the reservations checking out the native art. I would have trouble gluing two pieces of wood together in 8 hours let alone make something like this. I have learned that the cutting and glue up process does not come naturally to me so I really appreciate folks that can make it look easy.

Baxter Smith
07-12-2011, 10:57 PM
Very pretty bowl Bill. The wood combo and feature ring are very nice!

Steve Schlumpf
07-12-2011, 11:08 PM
I really like the detail ring and the way you alternated the colors! You sure have that joinery thing down well - can hardly see any seams at all! Very nice work!

Bernie Weishapl
07-12-2011, 11:36 PM
Really a beautiful piece Bill. The detail ring and color are really pretty stuff.

Michelle Rich
07-13-2011, 7:44 AM
this is worth me congratulating you again on this forum..very beautiful & well crafted piece. nothing superfluous . Great wood & colors. From one segmenter to another: GRAND JOB

cal thelen
07-13-2011, 8:18 AM
very nice bill its a beauty.

Russell Eaton
07-13-2011, 8:31 AM
That is top shelf material for sure Bill. Thanks for showing.

mike ash
07-13-2011, 10:04 AM
Bill- Your work is amazing! The segmenting I've done leads me to really appreciate your excellance. You should do a gallery of your masterpieces.


Gene Tereba
07-13-2011, 10:27 AM
Sweeter than sweet, Bill. Good on ya for style and imagination

Jim Burr
07-13-2011, 3:49 PM
This one is at he top of my favorite list Bill. You and Jim Adkins need to hang out!!