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    Organic Elm Form

    I've not been able to get into the workshop this week but have been looking through some of my recent work and looking back at this I think I should explore pointy ended vessels some more. This piece is called 'Germination' the vessel is representative of a nut with the 'lid' being the emerging tap root and the large natural hole being the split the shoot will emerge from.
    Its 13" long and finished with oil. The stand is a piece of ivy with the bark stripped off.




    All comments and critiques are more than welcome.

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    Johnny, a revisit would be in order! This is an excellent piece - beautiful piece of elm with the natural opening. When I first saw it, the mental image of a split pea pod came to mind, but I agree with your interpretation.

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    This is a very unique piece, I like it alot. I would love to see more of your work if you get a chance to post it...I am sure everyone here would love to see it as well.

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    I like this a lot, it is very nice work. Hope that you post more of this concept.
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    Beautiful work Johnny. I really like the way you've use the natural features of the wood to add to the organic concept. The base really displays it well too.

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    Really a unique and beautiful piece. The wood and finish are just superb.
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    Nice and very imaginative! Really like the natural/organic shape and the soft finish! Pretty cool! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!
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  8. That one is special! Very nice!
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  9. Hi Johnny long time no hear! This is a lovely piece I love the shape and the natural fault just sets it off

    Great stuff

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    Very impressive. You're on to something so let's see more ........Ron
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    Very cool! I hope you'll continue to share your journey with those of us on the other side of the pond.

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    Thanks for the replies I will post some new work when I get a chance to make some! My wife gave birth to our second child(a daughter) on the 8th, so I'm spending a while helping out around the house and looking after our little boy of 19 months.

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    I'm going with acorn, but that's a great piece! Look's like a gallery piece to me!
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    Really neat. Definitely catches the eye, and unique.

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    Very imaginative, rich color and pleasing form. Excellent work.

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