Martin Turner - Woodcarver & Sculptor
AT THE SIGN OF THE PARROT
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This sculpture is an old brass tap pouring ebony over quilted muskwood; the ebony is carved to ‘twist’ like pouring oil. These days I prefer to use only sustainable timber . This ebony was a piece that had been in my store for some time.
A golden wedding anniversary gift; turned and carved as one piece in amarello wood. Both partners have names beginning with ‘J’...
Turned and carved as one piece, the woodpeckers are drilling through the side of their bowl. This work was given a paint finish and mother-of-pearl interior because it was a very flawed piece of wood otherwise destined for the firebasket. Limewood and garnets (for the eyes).
Life-size masks in limewood and American black walnut.
This little seabird has silver sand eels in its beak and is perched on serpentine rock.
Limewood, silver, serpentine.
Turned to remove waste wood rapidly then carved; the bowl interior is scorched. Jarrah burr wood and ebony eyes.
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