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Cosmic Emperor
21" x 13.5"
Cosmic Emperor
Shimmer Midwest Storm
Sapele Gemini
Santa cruz
Rose petal Explosion
Red Blush
Calla coral with Black
Classico pink and cobalt
Amphore Splash
Bands of Fire
Fire and Ice
Fire and Rain Tall Rift
Gemini Dynasty
Low rift black stripe

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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