Roman Stankus

Carved Vessel

From a series of carved vessels I made earlier this year - this one is ebonized cherry - 5.25" x 5" x 4" - all hand carved using traditional gouges with a lacquer finish. I typically try to create a flow and sense of energy in my work - in this case using the alignments of the cuts and the fields created by the major lines to keep the eye moving and exploring the form. They are nice to hold also. The crisp lines help make a strong impression. All comments welcome. This is my first post to the AAW photo forum.

Carved Vessel
Roman Stankus, Oct 25, 2013
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    • Ronald Campbell
      Stunning piece. Love the carving and the satin black finish. Very well done
    • Michael Kuehl
      I really like the flow and movement of this piece.
    • gary rock
      Roman-

      What an outstanding piece! Please keep them coming, would like to see more of your work.

      Gary
    • odie
      Beautiful!

      Do my eyes deceive me, or does the rim take a dip on the far side?

      Doesn't matter........absolutely beautiful piece!

      ooc
    • Roman Stankus
      Thanks everyone.

      Odie, good eye - the rim is not a perferct circle because the piece was turned once while wet and then distorted as it dried. Before finishing, I tweak the rim shape to suit my eye and so from this angle there is a little dip indeed.

      Roman
    • Eric Armstrong
      How do you produce the ebonized finish?

      Never mind. There's a couple of good tutorials on the 'Net.
    • Michelle Rich
      very appealing vessel.
    • Peter Gray
      Absolutely fabulous piece, clean & crisp detail with a flow to the scoop cuts
      Pete
    • KurtB
      This piece just begs to be picked up and handled! Well Done!

      Turning of the Week, 10/28/2013
      AAW Home Page Photo
    • Roman Stankus
      Kurt and others, thanks again for the comments - glad you enjoyed seeing my work and for the Turning of the Week!

      Roman
      www.romanstankus.com
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