Thursday, June 19, 2008
SHOP PHOTOS OF BURL AND STONE TABLE
I grew up with with twisted cedar lamp bases adorning our home in PENROSE, WYOMING, of course they were topped with hand cut wood lampshades. So I was always fascinated with the work. Then a friend of the family, HAL TAGGART, gave Dad a few pine burls, in turn he gave me a couple of them and I made my first burl lamp at 17 years old. I still have the lamp, it has a few dents in it but the patina of time is beautiful.
Needless to say I'm still fascinated with using burls in my work. For this particular piece I found the sandstone first and etched the moose trekking across the top. In going through my stack of burls I discovered the burl that is the front leg. It went perfectly with the irregular shaped stone. It was then that I knew this was destined to be a three legged table. Notice that I cope the burls where they connect giving it the appearance of it growing together.
copyright 2003 Steve Blood