Pointilism Shou-Sugi-Ban Squatty Vase

Pointilism Shou-Sugi-Ban Squatty Vase

Wood: Pine
Dimensions: Measures 4 1/2 inches tall and 4 3/4 inches wide at the base
For Indoor Use Only; Does Not Hold Water

The wood for this vase came from a friend of mine who makes pet food feeders. The circles of wood she passes to me are waste from the portion of the feeder that holds the food bowls. I glue the circles together and turn them into round things; Christmas trees, vases, bowls.

After I turned this vase on the lathe I burnt it with a torch to achieve the shou-sugi-ban effect. Then I painted between the grain lines a la pointilism style. The white dots compliment the flow of the natural grain patterns.

The original grain from the wood is still visible, including knots and swirls. There is also texture between the grain lines where the softer wood burnt away.

This is a great piece even though it does not hold water. The earthy style is perfect for displaying sticks, feathers and other collected treasures.