Walnut and holly. Dimensions: vase, 3"x8"; walnut forms 2"x4"x9".
The walnut forms were made on the lathe with a stroboscope and an laser-guided hollowing tool. After a mistake hollowing out the vase shape, I cut the remains into pieces, ebonized the walnut with vinegar and steel wool, and reassembled it with spacers to bring it to a similar shape as originally planned. The holly vase was the original template for the walnut mold.