Carving a Canyon shaped Vessel

                       

SMITHAM CANYON

This is a medium shaped canyon vessel. We call them Canyon vessels because their shape resembles that of a canyon. These vessels can be straight forward with a smooth outside and inside (like pictured) or we can add folds, bends, crevices and waves. Normally we add turquoise to these pieces, but we can add other gems and stones as desired. Their sizes can range from approximately 12″ tall  and long at the smallest to as large a log as we can find (like “Grand Canyon” found on our website). Normally we use “Forest Reclaimed” Juniper since we can find this wood locally. However, when we can get ahold of other woods such as mesquite, walnut, cherry etc. we love to work with the different woods. The prices on these Canyon Vessels varies on the size and wood and if certaint gems or stones are used.  The commissioned vessel pictured was approximately 18″ T x 18″ L x 4″W and would sale for $1200.00 out of juniper with turquoise.

Construction photos

 

Using the chainsaw to start carving out the inside

 

Cutting away the piece from the main log

Grinding out the rest of the inside of the vessel

Turquoise added and ready to sand

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