Monday June 17 – Day 15 of the 2013 ITE, back in the workshop after the Echo Lake weekend, we three travelers find Gaynor and Malcolm have been hard at it as well. New work blossoms everywhere you look!
Gaynor paints the carved bottle halves with black dye. It dematerializes the wood figure, leaving only the carved texture.
Malcolm’s first foray into the world of turning left these four vessels perched on the lathe ways.
More band-sawn bottle blanks. Up to now, Gaynor and Martin have made solid forms not hollow vessels.
Gaynor, meanwhile, has been crafting paper models of bottle forms they can saw and stitch from bending plywood.
Late in the evening, Albert Lecoff arrives with Beth Ireland, the noted woodturning educator. They bring a “Philadelphia custard,” a pie that’s mostly ice cream.
Malcolm unwraps work of theirs that has just arrived from England, for a late evening show-and-tell.
Gaynor, perhaps jazzed by the ice cream, becomes very animated when discussing their work.
Arranging the carved bottle forms on a railing reveals their ascent from still-life paintings by Giorgio Morandi. The carved texture and limed finish eliminates the wood figure.