White willow, scorched and waxed white willow, silver plated pins, black pins.Constructed. h 20 x w 56 x d 56 cm 2014
Photograph by Jason Ingram
This was inspired by igneous intrusions into a landscape. The hard volcanic mass of dolerite has thrust up into the surrounding sedimentary rocks to create the Preseli Hills. As the softer rocks are worn away the peaks and tors remain as hard edged outcrops on the surface. I have made a bowl form in white willow whose soft curves are disrupted by the hard edged line of the black intrusion. This is made of scorched white willow which has been waxed.
This is the last of my large grid bowls. I searched through the last bundle of willow to find enough pieces the right thickness to complete it.