Charcoal Vessel, by Jim Rinde

Currency:USD Category:Art / Medium - Sculptures Start Price:50.00 USD
Charcoal Vessel, by Jim Rinde
200.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Jun 26 @ 21:02UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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, individually created by the artist listed.
Lot #: 420
Charcoal Vessel
Charcoal from pecan wood
3.5" x 4" x 3.5"

Jim Rinde
California, United States
This is a small vessel turned from pecan wood and then “pyrolysied” to convert the wood to charcoal. The process is similar to what happened when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD and covered Pompeii and Herculaneum with hot ash and converted wood items, tables and chairs etc, into charcoal. This vessel has a relatively smooth textured surface that is stable and your hand will not get black if you pick it up and handle it.
Jim started wood working and woodturning in high school, but stopped when he went to college where he fell in love with science. Upon graduation with degrees in chemistry he spent the next 40 years doing basic and applied research on such diverse things as solid rocket propellants, bread dough, solar energy, nuclear weapons, laser targets, adhesives and epoxy resins. If you have used a touch screen in a mall or played video poker in a casino you may have used a surface acoustic wave touch screen that relies on a UV curable epoxy resin he invented.
When he re-started woodturning he decided to use what he knew, the scientific method, in his wood turnings. His main interest is in breaking new ground in wood art by using science and technology. He has published many of his findings in articles in the American Woodturner, Woodturning Design and Woodturning (UK). Currently he is focused on heating wood to high temperatures to enhance chatoyance and to even higher temperatures to decompose wood to form charcoal vessels.
Estimated retail: $ 500