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Segmented Bowls and Vessels


Segmented woodturning, also called polychromatic woodturning, is the art of using different types of wood to create features and color differences that can be dramatic, or subtle.   From functional vessels, to ornate pieces of art, they represent a vast array of possibilities.  

My segmented vessels include a wide variety of features and details.   Some vessels are made from a single type of wood, with no embellishment at all.  Others include features with contrasting wood and geometric patterns.  

 

Walnut with red oak
feature ring
4" tall x 11" dia
Walnut hemisphere bowl
with foot
4-1/2" tall x 8" dia
Maple with walnut Greek key feature ring
5" tall x 8" dia

 

Soft maple with walnut sunrise feature ring
6" tall x 10" dia
SOLD

 

Walnut, with maple feature ring
11" tall x 9" dia
Walnut, with maple feature rings.  This piece was created for a charity auction
12" tall x 11" dia
 
 

Cherry with walnut and maple feature rings
11" tall x 6" dia

Walnut and maple
3-1/2" tall x 12 dia

Cherry, curly maple feature ring, walnut knob and accents
6" dia x 5" tall
SOLD
Cherry, curly maple feature ring, walnut knob and accents. This piece was created for a wedding gift
6" tall x 6" dia
SOLD
 
Cherry, curly maple and walnut candy dish with star feature on lid
6" dia x 6" tall
SOLD

 

Walnut with baltic birch plywood feature ring and in lid
6" dia x 6" tall
 

 

Baltic Birch plywood with ash top and bottom.  Winner of February 2010 MI-OH Woodturners President's Challenge
6" tall x 6" dia

 

Maple platter with walnut rim
2" tall x 12" dia
 

Segmented Urns


Urns include threaded lid Cherry with apple and maple feature ring.   Threaded walnut and apple lid
6" tall x 5" dia

Cherry with curly maple and mahogany feature ring with walnut base.  Threaded walnut and maple lid
8" tall x 5" dia
 

Sapele mahogany with threaded walnut lid and finial
12" tall x 7" dia

Cherry with walnut lid and base
9" tall x 7" dia
Cherry with walnut and maple sunrise feature ring and walnut base
8" tall x 5" dia

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