Handturned decorative wood vase, intentionally made by a talented woodturner in Ottawa, ON. From the collection; "Your scars are beautiful".
Note from the maker: Woodturners are often on the lookout for atypical woods to turn. They search for woods that have unique colouration and patterns, woods that have burls, spalting, weird cracks and crotch pieces. They are willing to pay high prices to acquire these pieces, pieces that would surprise them with their uniquness. And collectors pay even more to buy objects made from them.
Wood type: Spalted beech (finished with a wood finish for interior woods). Spalting is a form of wood coloration caused by fungi. It predominantly occurs in dead trees but can also happen in stressed living trees. Spalting causes weight loss and strength loss in the wood, and yet, is sought by woodworkers.
Measures: 6”Dia. x 2.5”H