Back in 2017 I visited Australia and through the wonders of the internet and woodturning community was able to visit clubs in Sydney and Brisbane. My Australian hosts were more than hospitable, going out of their ways to show me around, introduce me to their clubs and give me samples of wonderful wood. I turned my first camphor laurel lidded vessel in Australia, in my friend’s woodshop complete with a possum in the roll-up garage door! The aroma was intoxicating and the wood-simply divine! By the time I got the piece back to Arizona, the dry wood dried some more so the opening was no longer true and changed color. I decided to re center the opening, turn a finial and carve the upper surface with camphor laurel design

Original turned camphor laurel vessel

Final carved vessel with finial

Author: Marilyn

I'm an artist working primarily in wood. My work has taken a story-telling path over the past two years.

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