I finished turning this piece last time I was back in LA...February, as I recall. I finally got around to processing the photos.
This hollow form is maple, dyed black, sanded back, then dyed turquoise. The opening was burned and textured with a pyrography pen. The finish is rattle-can lacquer, wet sanded with 400 and 600 grit paper, machine buffed with Don Pencil's PL compound, and finished off with buffed Renaissance Wax. It's roughly 6" in diameter and 3" or so tall. It was hard to photograph because the lacquer came out glassy smooth and gave me fits with the glare. (I also didn't have my photo tent and lights available, so this was photographed outdoors under overcast skies.) The glare also gives the illusion of a sharp corner at the shoulder, but if you look at the profile, you'll see it's actually rounded. Comments and critiques are welcome.