Volcano Vessel (available) Maple, Gold leaf 3"x9"

Korean Box Mulberry, rust patina , antique bamboo 6"x3"

As a former anthropology student I have always been fascinated by the art and artifacts of ancient cultures. Their everyday and ceremonial objects reveal a great deal about how they thought and how they related to each other and the outside world. 

My series of ancient culture forms is almost complete with one 2,300 year old Chinese CONG  in process. I use these forms as inspirations not models. I am seeking to capture the essence not the image.

Sumerian scribe Box (available) Basswood, tumbled marble, 3"x10"

Stonehenge vessel (available) Maple 3"x8"

African vessel, Basswood, 10"x4"

African Vessel 2 - Tupelo  4"x10"

Modern Chagama Box - Shedua 3" x9"

Saharan Water Jug (available) Maple, Pawlonia, Pear, beaten iron 9"x8"

Moroccan Tureen (available) Thuya burl, spalted beech,pear, 6"x7"

Ancient Cultures Series

Japanese Chagama (available) Maple, beaten iron, African Blackwood 8"x10"