Here’s another little art basket my wife and I collaborated on. This little hummingbird basket is about three inches in diameter.
The basket itself is made from ziricote (the rim and base) and is woven with waxed Irish linen. The pyrographed lid is from an antique piece of old-growth cherry given to us by a friend. He had it sitting around since about 1970, and it came to him from his grandfather, so it has been seasoning for considerably longer than that. It turned like a dream, leaving an incredibly huge pile of really long, paper-thin ribbons! Then I added a bit of naturally-shed elk antler for the copper hummingbird skull to rest on, with Tolkien-esque runes spelling out Earth, Air, and Water.
It’s currently available at the Penn Cove Gallery in Coupeville, Washington.
Thanks for looking!