Keeping in touch January 20, 2022

January 20, 2022

Jay is catching up on sending in some pictures of his work.


To follow my four goblets, I thought I’d share my four favourite little bowls, all from ~5-6″x2″ pieces or blanks.

I was still cutting my teeth on turning a bowl, when our dog began to have issues while eating because of her metal collar tag clinking against her metal dish. So, I made her an elm dish, with a touch of blue dye on the exterior, barely visible, and a nice sturdy base so it stays put. It improved my ageing dog’s eating experience. Sorry about the purple light on the one inner side. I didn’t mean for it to be deceiving.

A few bowls later, I learned about ebonizing oak with rust water. I found a small 4 1/2″ x 2″ piece of red oak, then managed to turn my best bowl, yet. It was incredible to observe the chemical reaction. The colour of the black was excellent after four applications, and it had more depth than the dye I’ve used, though I haven’t tried the shoe polish I’ve heard some people using, lately.

Having recently downsized and moved into a newer house, my parents agree they don’t need more stuff. Handmade gifts from kids or grandkids. For last Father’s Day, I made a blue elm bowl for my dad. We filled it with crafts from our daughter. There are similarities to the dog dish, showing the rut I sometimes slipped back into.

Last, a quick little bowl, from curly maple, made to look like a pot of gold. It ended up being a Christmas gift to a friend.

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Jay Scott Creations
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
www.jayscottphotography.ca
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