Dimensions: 15"diameter, 6" tall
About the Technique
The intricate patterns in these vessels are created by gluing thousands of separate segments accurately into position, a layer at a time, then refining the shape on the lathe. The artist only utilizes the natural colors of the woods. Precision is crucial in every aspect of the construction process. Each piece needs to be milled to exacting dimensions.
The pieces are finished with up to 12 coats of hand-rubbed tung oil. This provides a durable lifetime finish that should only be cleaned with a soft, dry cotton cloth.
About the Artist
Marilyn Endres learned basic woodworking skills by helping design and construct her house when she was 19. That was it! Then she knew she loved designing and creating in wood. Her turning skills began developing when she began making high-end kaleidoscopes which were marketed at fine craft galleries across the country.
In 1989 Marilyn began collaborating with fellow woodworking artist Eucled Moore. It's the first time either had a long term working relationship with another artist. Both find the partnership to be very creative and stimulating.