Went to their open house last night. I was over whelmed by the beauty of what was on display. I didn't put in captions as I didn't have anything to write on and there was just too much. I think I have photos of only 1/3 of what was on display. I did talk to the man that made the "Queen's set" It is made out of one piece of Norfolk Island Pine. He finished it with catalyzed lacquer with a little putrescence. The camera just couldn't do it justice. The lid of the larger bowl makes a platter when upside down. All the bowls were cut out of each other. "Checkmate" was written on the bottom of the finial and the purple hart under the finial could be used as a cover for the goblet. Each item on top is separate from the other so you could turn the whole set into one large chess piece! Quite the imagination. There is a couple of shots of what looks like snake skin on an edge. Sorry to say the photo of that piece was too blurry to post. I wish I had a tripod. The natural light is so much better but hard to hold the camera steady. There were a few shots done with flash but they just don't look as nice. The tall vase with the green band around the neck was my favorite. Also, the man that made the "Queens Set" has only been turning for one year!
Hope you enjoy the slide show!