I've started work on a small collection of bowls that I'm doing something different on... painting them! Now I know some folks really don't like the idea of "painting" wood and rather have the natural grain showing through. I felt that I needed a change and I really like the look of painted wood, when … Continue Reading ››
I take inspiration from the finds of medieval York, or Jorvik, in England. Through the 9th through 11th centuries, the city was predominantly Norse influenced. Through the digs at Coppergate in York, an astonishing number of finds have been made including many fragments and almost complete wooden bowls and cups. The York Archaeological Trust … Continue Reading ››
Many of my pieces are designed with a medieval inspiration in mind. Because of this, I do not typically complete pieces with a high-gloss and polished finish. While this is style of modern finish is certainly something I can do, I tend to not over-sand the pieces as I enjoy there being a proper texture … Continue Reading ››
UpdatePlease see an update for my go-to finish now. Found here.
Traditional FinishFor a more traditional look, and especially for those in medieval/LARP groups that want a more "correct" finish, I'll use a blend of linseed oil and beeswax. The finish is wonderful and warm, but does require a more gentle care than the poly … Continue Reading ››
It's taken me some time, but here it is. A new web site for all my creative works, modern and medieval–inspired. I've changed domain names, hosting companies and now I'm using WordPress too as a CMS platform. It's a huge change from what I've used over the past several years. So I ask that you bear … Continue Reading ››