Spalted Hackberry wood vase/hollow form finished in water-based satin polycrylic.
You can see the center of the tree (the pith) coming through the vase on two sides, creating a striking star-like pattern.
Spalted Hackberry Wood Vase/Hollow Vessel
This Hackberry wood vase (hollow form) has extreme cross-grain turning with a slight spalted figuring. You can see the center of the tree (the pith) coming through the vase on two sides, creating a striking star-like pattern. This is an uncommon turning due to the pith typically being so unstable.
Hackberry (Nettletree, Sugarberry, Beaverwood) wood is a domestic, non-endangered species (celtis occidentalis) native to North America. It is distributed throughout the Midwest US and Canada.
The piece is signed by the artist on the bottom with pyography and finished in satin water-based polycrylic.
WARNING! Never put water directly into a wooden vessel, no matter what finish was used. Wood expands and contracts over time (breathes), and so will its finish. This will eventually allow the water to penetrate and ruin the wood. Using dry plants is most usual. But, if you must, some common ideas for using water for live flowers are: a simple plastic bag liner taped around the edges, a mason jar, or a plastic soda bottle cut to fit.