New Bentwoods

Robin and I are continuing our progression of the bentwoods, only now the surfaces are partially or completely clad with copper.  The contrast of the metal surface with the painted crackled wood surface is very pleasing.  This set also includes stainless steel chain, enamel on copper and hammered brass square rods with chemical patina

 

Bentwood Sculpture

Many years ago, I began making bentwood frames for sculpture.  The process involves making a framework over which a specialty laminated wood can be bent over the frame, clamped together and left overnight for the glue to cure.  Shown here are a couple of the bentwood sculptures I did in the past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More recently we’ve made some bentwood sculptures like these: