Fiddleback Maple Hollow Form with piercing - “We Come In Peace” - floating rim design


“We Come In Peace” is a reference to the fly saucer hysteria days triggered by the shape of this piece. Sometimes you just have to have some fun. In this work I did a thin undercut of the rim with a raised bead and then pierced the thin section to give the visual impression of the rim floating above the bowl. I’ve tried to show this with the photos by taking some with no flash so that you can see the shadow of the piercing against the inside. The wood is wormy fiddleback maple with some natural mineral staining supplied by the tree itself.

The plate measures about 6 inches around and about 1 ½ inches tall.

The outside has a semi gloss Tung oil finish.

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