I make lathe-turned, blind-hollowed vessels, using the prototype tools designed by David Ellsworth. Most of my wood is salvage, and my sizes and
shapes reflect the material I find. I like clean, fullbodied curves that respect the grain and hint at the log beneath. The vessel walls are uniformly thin (3/16”) for lightness and balance, and the hole at the top is finger-tip small (c.1/2”). I use a tung oil or beeswax finish that preserves the wood's natural look and invites touch.