Rosemary Wright - Turned Wooden Bowls & Vases

Rosemary says:

"Taking a raw piece of wood, creating a design, working through the process to the end product is immensely exciting and stimulating.   I hope to capture elements of the Japanese aesthetic achieving simple, elegant forms, sometimes adding small contrasting elements of colour, texture or burning. 

ometimes, however, it is enough to allow more interesting wood to speak for itself.

After twenty years or more exploring form and design, I feel that I have now developed my own characteristic contemporary style. 
My designs include square, rectangular as well as circular forms, exploring the contrast and interplay between curved surfaces and straight lines.
Occasionally I create vessel forms by reassembling deconstructed turnings, which allows me to escape the limitations in form imposed by the turning process whilst retaining pleasing elements of symmetry. 

I also recycle offcuts and discarded works into decorative wall panel assemblages.
I use British or temperate hardwoods such as sycamore, oak and ash; sycamore for its smooth texture, ability to take fine detail and affinity for colour; oak and ash for their more rugged qualities and open grain that make them so suitable for scorching, bleaching, liming and texturing.  
I also use reclaimed or recycled woods such as iroko, mahogany, saplele, teak and wenge.

My work is turned on a lathe and carved using chisels. After sanding to the desired finish, colour, bleach, texture or scorching may be applied to the work and, finally, a food safe drying oil or lacquer to protect the work rendering it functional as well as decorative."

Cathy Timbrell in her studio with her kiln
Rosemary in her workshop, selecting wood for her next piece

Rosemary Wright turned wood bud vases at Vitreus Art galleryBud vases in Wenge, Honduran Walnut, Paduak (f to r) - £35 each including glass test tube, 15cm tall, finished in Danish wood oil

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Rosemary Wright wood turner - lidded pots in exotic woods at Vitreus Art gallery
Lidded pots in Hornbeam & Sycamore - £55 each, 11cm tall, finished in Danish wood oil

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Rosemary Wright turned wood painted bowls at Vitreus Art galleryRosemary Wright turned wood bud vases at Vitreus Art galleryRibbed Painted Bowls - £50 each, 15cm diameter, 8cm deep, finished in Danish wood oil

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Rosemary Wright wood turner square Teak platter at Vitreus Art gallerySquare Platter in Teak - £40, 19.5cm across, finished in Danish wood oil

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Rosemary Wright wood turner square Oak platter at Vitreus Art gallerySquare Platter in Tiger Oak - £40, 19.5cm across, finished in Danish wood oil

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Rosemary Wright wood turner - ash bowls t Vitreus Art gallery
Medium Painted Bowl in Ash - £75, 20cm across, finished in Danish wood oil; other sizes available at the gallery

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Rosemary Wright wood turner - ash bowls t Vitreus Art galleryLarge Painted Bowl in Ash - £95, 26cm across, finished in Danish wood oil; other sizes available at the gallery

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