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SYCAMORE POD(I)

Orlando Dominic Gualtieri SCULPTURAL FORMS IN WOOD | SCOTLAND I get get my inspiration from the natural landscape, mostly from coastal or mountain landscapes. This piece was inspired by Victorian pen and ink drawings of seed pods. The wood is spalted Sycamore which has been sitting on my log pile for about three years. The …

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Orlando Domnic Gualtieri Elm bowl - fragmented series

ELM BOWL

Orlando Dominic Gualtieri WOOD ARTIST & SCULPTOR | SCOTLAND ELM BOWL (fragmented) The wood for this Elm bowl came from a dead tree that was felled to make way for a new house. The wood exhibited a large number of internal cracks running both horizontally and vertically. I decided to incorporate the cracks into the …

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Scorching wood, a modern approach to Shou Sugi Ban

SHOU SUGI BAN

Orlando Dominic Gualtieri Artist and maker in wood Charred wood Originating in 18th century Japan, Shou Sugi Ban is a striking method of preserving wood by charring it with fire. This practice was traditionally used with Japanese Cedar in order to weatherproof it. The wood is burned until the surface is charred, then coated with …

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Orlando Dominic Gualtieri Artist in wood

BEAUTIFUL ASH

Last year I received several ash trees. I have started working with the first of these and have found it to be beautifully marked. This is Olive Ash, the term refers to to the darker, streaked heartwood found in some Ash trees, which tends to resemble the wood of Olive trees in the Olea genus.So …

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