This is a beautiful box elder bowl. I wasn't able to judge the turnings, only the other woodworking. I suppose that last year it was too much for the judges to do everything. I did want to show some of the pictures of the beautiful work though. Later on we were able to award "honorable mention ribbons to anything we wanted and I did choose some of the turned pieces that were my favorites. :)
This vase had beautiful metal leafing on it. I know the pictures didn't do it justice, as with most of these pictures but I thought I would try.
One of my favorite pieces. A Jellyfish!
The segmented pieces were incredible. The finale on this piece was so long and delicate it was an art in itself not to have broken it. The finish was also exquisite!
This was one of my all time favorite pieces too. How the heck he did this I will never understand. It reminded me of Egyptian art in some ways. Again the design as well as the finish was just about perfect. The precision made me think of Martyn's boxes.
More exquisite segmented bowls and turnings.
Look at the segmentation on the handle! Awesome!
This piece we awarded second in show. The basket weave carving on the table was incredible. The workmanship was overall outstanding.
This piece was just fun. Each butterfly was segmented. I wish I would have taken the picture closer up.
This table had some beautifully detailed inlay. The workmanship was outstanding.
Detail of the inlay.
Another jellyfish and a wonderful textured fantasy dragon plate.
More beautiful pieces. The color on the box elder was awesome.
The segmentation on the piece was outstanding. Also you can see how delicate the finales on the ornaments to the left are. The finish on the pieces made many of them look like marble.
Piercing is something that I am going to look into more in the next week. They use a dental tool to pierce the turnings and make interesting designs. I am going to learn with a gentleman that does incredible work and he said he would show me how.
I loved this starfish bowl. It really caught my eye and looked incredible in person.
More piercing. I believe that Paul is the gentleman who is going to show me this technique. He is one of the masters.
More of Paul's work.
All so delicate and beautiful. Look at the dish on the left! I was afraid to breath!
I had to take a picture of this one for my Canadian friends!
One of Keith's designs on display. The pieces with the white cards weren't available for judging.
Barb did a great job on my candle tray design. She was a great scroller and a wonderful person to meet.
Some more wonderful pieces.