Gallery of some pieces I made

Turnery and Treen

CLICK ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE. The information on this page is at least twenty years out of date! These pieces, in no particular order, had either a washable [oil] or wipeable [lacquer] finish as indicated. Dimensions in millimetres refer to approximate overall diameters. Unless stated otherwise, all these pieces were made from 50mm thick sycamore. Unsold were priced in BLACK, sold in RED.

Donne

Oiled - 375mm

£120

BUSIE OLD FOOLE ...
LOVE, ALL ALIKE, NO SEASON KNOWES, NOR CLYME,
NOR HOURES, DAYES, MONETHS, WHICH ARE THE RAGS OF TIME.

John DONNE ‘The Sunne Rising’


Kingfisher

Lacquer - 500mm

£285

AFTER THE KNIGFISHER'S WING
HAS ANSWERED LIGHT TO LIGHT, AND IS SILENT, THE LIGHT IS STILL
AT THE STILL POINT OF THE TURNING WORLD.

T.S.Eliot ‘Burnt Norton’


My dame is sick...

Lacquer - 455mm x 65mm

£175

MY DAME IS SICK AND GONE TO BED
AND WE'LL GO MOULD SOME COCKLE -BREAD;
UP WITH MY HEELS AND DOWN WITH MY HEAD,
AND THIS IS THE WAY TO MOULD COCKLE-BREAD.

According to John AUBREY: “young wenches have a wanton sport ... they get upon a table board and then gather up their knees and their coats with their hands as high as they can and then they wobble to and fro with their buttocks as if they were kneading of dough with their arses and say these words...” Come along ladies; all together now! Artwork after a drawing by Picasso.


Folie...

Lacquer - 465mm

£185

FOLIE QUIS POR FOL ME TINC

From the ‘Roman De Rou’ by Wace of Jersey ca 1170. Another one based on a drawing by Picasso.


Eardisley Font

Oiled - 380mm

£180

The design on this dish is based on the stone font in Eardisley Church. Carved in about 1130 AD, the original stands some 4 feet high and is carved ‘in the round’. For more information about the original Eardisley Font see HERE.


Ama...

Oiled - 380mm

£75

AMA ET FAC QUOD VIS

From St Augustine, he of the ‘Confessions’, who was not always good (“...sed noli modo.”) The ‘quote’ means ‘love and do what you will’ which for some reason is most often quoted as above but should read “dilige et quod vis fac.”


the child...

Oiled - 310mm

£55

THE CHILD IS FATHER OF THE MAN - 17.X.99

WORDSWORTH: ‘My Heart Leaps Up’


mess of pottage

Oiled - 380mm

£85

BETTER IS A MESS OF POTTAGE WITH LOVE THAN A FAT OX WITH ILL WILL

Proverbs XV.17 from the Matthews Bible of 1535


Greek bread

Oiled - 380mm

£80

Zzzzzzz

Too tedious doing Greek in html, but it means ‘man cannot live by bread alone.’


honorificabilitudinitatibus

Oiled - 255mm

£45

HONORIFICABILITUDINITATIBUS

Costard: “...I marvel thy master hath not eaten thee for a word; for thou art not so long by the head as thou art easier swallowed than a flap-dragon.”

Love's Labour's Lost V.i The longest word in Shakespeare and of his own making. It means roughly ‘those who should be honoured but have yet to be.’


sunburst

Lacquer - 455mm x 65mm

£70

Anonymous lines


honorificabilitudinitatibus

Oiled - 390 mm

£75

JHESU CRIST US SENDE
HOUSBONDES MEEKE, YONGE, AND FRESSH ABEDDE.

Chaucer, from ‘The Wife of Bath's Tale.’


honorificabilitudinitatibus

Lacquer - 380mm

£175

TELLE ME ALSO, TO WHAT CONCLUSION
WERE MEMBRES MAAD OF GENERACION
AND OF SO PARFIT WYS A WRIGHT YWROGHT?
TRUSTETH RIGHT WEL, THEY WERE NAT MAAD FOR NOGHT.

Chaucer, from ‘The Wife of Bath's Prologue.’ Artwork based on a drawing by Picasso.


Men know best

Oiled - 355mm

£80

MEN KNOW BEST ABOUT EVERYTHING EXCEPT WHAT WOMEN KNOW BETTER.

George Eliot ‘Middlemarch’


Nigra sum...

Lacquer - 330mm

£75

NIGRA SUM SED FORMOSA FILIAE JERUSALEM IDEO DILEXIT ME REX

From ‘The Song of Songs’


stowaway

Oiled - 285mm x 70mm

£70

I WAS A STOWAWAY; I TOO SURVIVED; I ESCAPED [getting off was no easier than getting on;] AND I HAVE FLOURISHED.

Julian Barnes ‘A History of the World in 10½ Chapters’
All those little spotty things are woodworm holes. Those who have read the book will understand!


Picasso

Lacquer - 515mm

£175

RYS UP, MY WYF, MY LADY FREE!
The turtles voys is herd, my dowve sweete;
The wynter is goon with alle his reynes weete,
COM FORTH NOW, WITH THYNE EYEN COLUMBYN!
HOW FAIRER BEEN THY BRESTES THAN IS WYN!

Chaucer, from ‘The Merchant's Tale’ Artwork based on a drawing by Picasso.


testicle

Oiled - 180mmm

£45

ON AVERAGE, EVERYBODY HAS ONE TESTICLE

Anon


Nigra sum...

Lacquer - 485mm

£120

NIGRA SUM SED FORMOSA FILIAE JERUSALEM IDEO DILEXIT ME REX

From ‘The Song of Songs’


Rudis indigestaque moles

Oiled - 265mm

£75

RUDIS INDIGESTAQUE MOLES

Ovid. (An unformed, confused mass)


Bewar...

Lacquer - 450mm

£120

BE WAR FROM IRE THAT IN THY BOSOM SLEPETH;
WAR FRO THE SERPENT THAT SO SLILY CREPETH
UNDER THE GRAS AND STYNGETH SUBTILLY

Chaucer ‘The Summoner's Tale’


horoscope

Oiled or lacquered 250-300 mm

Typically £65-80

Astrological bowls based on an individual's unique, natal horoscope. For further details see Horoscope Bowls Ebonizing is extra!


pipe

Oiled - 170mm

£45

Now here's what I want to tell you. Lean over here so I can whisper in your ear. What I want to tell you is, NEVER SMOKE ANOTHER MAN'S PIPE.

Frank McCourt ‘Angela's Ashes’


The mighty bowl

Oiled - 270mm x 160mm

£165

MAKE ME A BOWL, A MIGHTY BOWL,
LARGE AS MY CAPACIOUS SOUL
VAST AS MY THIRST IS; LET IT HAVE
DEPTH ENOUGH TO BE MY GRAVE,
I MEAN THE GRAVE OF ALL MY CARE,
FOR I DESIGN TO BURY IT THERE

John Oldham ‘Dithyrambic’ (I think!)


Chaucer

Oiled - 350mm

£65

BE AY OF CHIERE AS LIGHT AS LEEF ON LYNDE.

Chaucer, from ‘The Clerk's Tale’


T.S.Eliot

Oiled - 345mm

£75

TILL THE WIND SHAKE A THOUSAND WHISPERS FROM THE YEW.

T.S. Eliot ‘Ash Wednesday’


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