"Calla coral with black" 12.5" x 21"

Calla coral with black
12.5″ x 21″

 

"Red Blush explosion" 6" x 19"

Rose Petal explosion
6″ x 19″

 

"Gemini Dynasty" 18" by 22"

Gemini Dynasty
18″ by 22″

 

"Fire and Rain tall Rift"

Fire and Rain tall Rift

 

Amphore Splash 5" x 16"

Amphore Splash
5″ x 16″

 

"Cosmic Emperor" 21" x 13.5"

Cosmic Emperor
21″ x 13.5″

 

"Shimmer Midwest Storm" 12" x 34"

Shimmer Midwest Storm
12″ x 34″

 

"Midwest Storm"

Midwest Storm

 

"Shimmer saguaros" 32" x 10"

Shimmer saguaros
32″ x 10″

 

"Bud" 49" and 53" high Hand dyed Sycamore wood in black

Bud
49″ x 53″
Hand dyed Sycamore wood in black

 

“Gemini” 17” x 22” Quilted Maple Wood, Hand Dyed Black with camo and pink resin interior

Gemini
17″ x 22″
Quilted Maple Wood, Hand Dyed Black with camo and pink resin interior

 

Left: Sante Fe | Right: Tall Rift

Left: Sante Fe | Right: Tall Rift
15″ x 28″
Quilted Maple wood with resin interior

 

"Classico pink and cobalt" 5" x 16"

Classico pink and cobalt
5″ x 16″

 

"Red Blush" 6" x 19"

Red Blush
6″ x 19″

 

"Fire and Ice" 11.5" x 21"

Fire and Ice
11.5″ x 21″

 

"Low rift black stripe"

Low rift black stripe

 

"Bands of Fire" 8" x 20"

Bands of Fire
8″ x 20″

 

"Santa cruz" 12.5" x 30.5"

Santa cruz
12.5″ x 30.5″

 

"Sapele Gemini" 18" x 25"

Sapele Gemini
18″ x 25″

 

"Yellow striped blossom"

Yellow striped blossom

 

All approximately 5" x 19" Quilted Maple Wood with resin interior

Amphora
All approximately 5″ x 19″
Quilted Maple Wood with resin interior

 

“Bud” 28”,33”,28.5” high Zebrano Wood with resin interior

Bud
28″ x 33″ x 28.5″
Zebrano Wood with resin interior

 

“Large Rift Fire” 22” x 21” Maple Wood hand painted red and black detail with resin interior

Large Rift Fire
22″ x 21″
Maple Wood hand painted red and black detail with resin interior

 

"Mirror Rift" 27" x 24" Cherry Wood with resin interior

Mirror Rift
27″ x 24″
Cherry Wood with resin interior

 

Colin Schleeh

 

Artist’s Statement:

I am very pleased that you have chosen one of my vessels; they have evolved from a form series I have been exploring for over 25 years.

 

Striving to use the least amount of material to make the most venerable piece possible, I try to avoid ornamentation, refining the forms to their most simple, yet dynamic state. I hope to have created an object that resonates with the wonder I feel every day, working with these fantastic materials.

 

The technique I have developed to make the walls of the vessels so thin, yet strong and flexible, involves gluing together solid sheets of wood of varying thickness. While the interiors of the vessels are coated with an exothermic resin, the exteriors are treated with tung oils and a catalyzed lacquer. For care of your piece, you should never use oil, wax or any kind of polish, just a lightly dampened cloth if there are smudges or finger prints on the vessel. Please keep it out of direct sunlight, as the U.V. radiation can change the colors of the wood, sometimes profoundly.
 
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