Monday, April 4, 2011

Transforming a Burl...

A giant box of hand turned bowls, vases, and spheres crafted by Neal DeVore arrived at Trove on Friday.

DeVore began turning wood on a lathe as a hobby in 1990. Since 1996 he has produced professional works which are featured in several galleries including the DeYoung Museum.

Most of the wood he uses for his projects are from reclaimed stumps or dead timber. The unique characteristics of the wood prized for its configuration and grain dictate the appearance of the finished piece. Much of DeVore's work is from redwood, but he also works in maple, sycamore, ash, and other woods.

Have you ever seen "reinvented" burl? Come and see this collection of exceptional pieces at Trove and tell us which one is your favorite.

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