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Colored Platter With Gold Leaf, "Submarine Sunlight"


This decorative platter is about 10" in diameter. It is made of highly figured Big Leaf Maple that I colored selectively with aniline dyes. To diffuse the dyes into the wood, I sprayed the top surface with denatured alcohol, which partially dissolved the dyes and infused the various colors into each other. This design is based on a platter made by a world-class wood turner, Jimmy Clewes, from Yorkshire, England.

The center cavity is lined with 24-karat gold leaf. The underside has been left in its natural state, with a small cabachon of abalone inlayed into the foot.

The platter was then carefully finished with walnut oil and carnuba waxed and buffed to a low-gloss finish that leaves the lustre of the wood and the dyes highly visible.

Typically, I sell this kind of platter for $250.00. Please call me or email me if you would like to order a similar design, perhaps in a more highly figured wood or with different colors.



Colored Platter With Gold Leaf


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To order framed or unframed prints of this image please call Andy Johnson-Laird at 503.274.0784 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Pacific time.
7" x 5" $35   14" x 11" $95   No
10" x 8" $120   20" x 16" $190   250
14" x 11" $180   20" x 16 " $250   100
18" x 13" $240   26" x 20" $315   100
24" x 16 " $300   26" x 20" $380   50


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