"Chalice" by Bill Ooms

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 Chalice  by Bill Ooms
1,700.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Jun 14 @ 15:38UTC-7 : PDT/MST
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, guaranteed to be individually created by the woodturning artist listed.
Bill Ooms, Arizona, United States
Bloodwood, African blackwood, sterling silver
7.6" x 3" x 3" 19.3cm x 7.6cm x 7.6cm

Artist’s note: "All through recorded history, drink has been an important part of various ceremonies. As a result, the goblet or chalice has special significance and is often decorated to commemorate special events. When we display the chalice, we remember that event."

About the artist: Bill was raised on a farm south of Chicago. Wood has always been a part of Bill's life. As a second generation wood-turner, he learned basic woodworking techniques from his father. Even as a young man, his desire was to envision and create new things. This led him to his first career in engineering, and now he has returned to his roots as a full time woodworker.

Much of Bill's early wood work was turning hollow vases inspired by the pottery of Native Americans in the Southwest. Later, he combined his wood-turning skills with his math and engineering background to create unique wood sculptures. Most recently, Bill has designed and built a complex and unique ornamental lathe to create highly decorated objects of wood art.