finished-vase

Purple Heart of Gold vase. 

Inlaid with gold, onyx and turquoise.

Made by master craftsman Mike Brown.

12″ round by 12″ tall.

The elemental turns and inlays conjure images of the storms at sea. Organic slabs of yellow heart, red heart and purple heart  on a base of maple radiate to create a one-of-a kind  turned  wood work of art.

 

About Mike Brown, master wood sculptor:

Mike Brown is a native of the Pacific Northwest. He likes to express himself building works of art with different mediums using glass and exotic hard woods.

During his school days he took all different types of shop classes including various crafts, leather work, and metal but didn’t start working with wood until he started working at a glass shop at the age of 15 ½. His first boss, Doyle Clapper, was his mentor and shared with Mike his love of woodworking along with giving Mike a broad knowledge of all aspects of construction.

After 35 years, Mike retired from the glass business and finally could pursue his passion for woodworking fulltime. He started creating exotic wood intarsia pictures, taking classes from Judy Gale Roberts, a premier intarsia artist. He won multiple Best of Show awards at the annual Artistry in Wood juried shows.

And, too, he has won Best of Class and Best of Division awards at the  national  juried Woodworking show based in Tennessee.