Thomas Wirsing | Carton Plantation Walnut Platter

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Thomas Wirsing | Carton Plantation Walnut Platter
400.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
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Thomas Wirsing | Carton Plantation Walnut Platter, 2019
Longmont, Colorado
American black walnut
13 x 1.5 inches

Artist Statement: "The American black walnut timber used to make this platter was harvested from the historic Carton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee. The Carton Plantation was instrumental in the Battle of Franklin in the American Civil War. The timber was supplied by AAW board member Jeff Brockett."
About the Artist:
I love wood. I love its beautiful colors, its various textures, and I particularly love wood with dramatic variations in grain patterns. I grew up in a home full of antiques, most of which were built in the American colonies, and I loved their graceful lines and curves, the beauty of their wood, the patina of their well-rubbed finishes, and the softly reflected light from their surfaces.

Turning bowls and platters on my wood lathes brings life to my love of wood. Imagine the pleasure I receive from mounting a piece of timber on the lathe and turning it into a form with flowing curves, beautiful color and figure, a satin finish, and an alluring feel. I particularly love turning large platters and bowls, which, like the antiques I grew up with, will become heirlooms enjoyed by many generations to come.