Turning Archive 2007

Sea Biscuits *PIC*

Molly Winton
>Something new for me. I wanted to try something different from primitive designs, so came up with my urchins. My cousin calls them sea biscuits. They're approximately 3-4" in diameter, somewhat hollowed, and carved. They are then dyed with leather dye, and sprayed with a matte or semi-gloss finish. The star design is burned in. The underside is also textured with an engraver and burning pen to look somewhat like the underside of a sand dollar.

I've just started this series in August, and took them to the West Coast Roundup symposium this past weekend where they were well received. I don't know about everyone else, but it's difficult to get perspective on a new project, so the feedback of others was quite valuable. The wood used is pecan. The photo is by Jay Mapson.

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