“Wanderlust”: Multiaxis cherry bowl, 9.75"

I made this vessel at the 2007 International Turning Exchange, turning it on one center on the top surface and four centers on the bottom and intentionally cutting tool marks into the sides. I cut the arcs in the top surface on two of the “off” centers, then carved the patterns in the top and bottom surfaces with a rotary tool after turning. The piece was turned green, causing cracks as the wood dried—not a problem in my eyes, as the cracks fit in with the theme of “brokenness” that I explored throughout the ITE, reflected here in the broken surfaces created by turning on multiple axes.

Please note that the photos below of the top surface are skewing strangely yellow on some monitors. In actuality, the wood is characteristically cherry, with just a hint of yellow on the top surface.