Old Blue at Camp, Michael Gibson

Currency:USD Category:Art Start Price:150.00 USD
Old Blue at Camp, Michael Gibson
400.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Jun 27 @ 15:51UTC-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 #100
Old Blue at Camp
Pear, mild steel
8" x 8" x 8"

Michael Gibson
Georgia, United States

"Form to me is the most important; I like to make my turnings to be as realistic as possible with a natural flow and movement to them. If I succeed in that and people get pleasure from my pieces then I have achieved my goal as an artist."

"The kettle was turned from Pear, the base turned from Honduras Rosewood Burl, the handle from mild steel and the leaves from copper and brass. To form the leaves l used the process of chasing and repousse. To make the tools needed for the repousse I turned the shapes l needed from Pear. The kettle's old knocked about enamel and sooty appearance as if used on a camp fire was achieved with an airbrush using acrylic paints. The color on the fall leaves was by the same process. The finish to the enamel section of the kettle was an acrylic gloss, the rest of the kettle and the leaves a matt acrylic and the base was buffed and finished with a microcrystalline wax."

In his early years growing up in England, Michael worked on wooden sailing yachts along the banks of the River Crouch. He moved to the US in the eighties and began a career as a finish carpenter and later a home builder. Working with wood all of his life, Michael was always interested in woodturning and studied for many years to perfect his craft. What began as a hobby blossomed into a passion, and Michael is now an award winning artist who exhibits and teaches internationally.