I have changed my design focus to building miniature "fantasy"  architectural pieces.  You may see them on my other web site possible-places.com




 
 
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This is the first of a series of personal hand mirrors.  Each will have a distinctive inlay on the front and/or back.

It seemed only appropriate to give one to my first born Juniper.
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Horta circle

    This inlay was inspired by a floor design of the famous art nouveu archetetict Victor Horta of Belgium.  The flow of the design seems to spin with the swirl of branches and leaves.  Small grapes are caught up in the swirl creating the illusion of acceleration. 

As I moved the design from vector to inlay , I saw new levels of space and line.  I like the close work required to fit all the small pieces into the pockets. After the flurry of glue and assembly,  the moment of truth emerges with sanding and finishing.  Will it pop?
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This Horta inspired design comes from a wall panel.  I like the bold sweeps of shape fighting with each other for attention.  The vector designs moved easily into inlay shapes.  Fitting them into the panel was like a brush stroke even after I assembled the third one. 

Each design seems to be like a call and response. 

 
 
The assembly process of inlay is much like a puzzle.  After carefully sorting the delicate  holly pieces, gluing them in is an anxious pleasure.  I use old fashion hide glue which adds an element of rush to the process as it starts to set up quickly.  This mirror inlay has few pieces and goes quite quickly compared to my larger tray panels.  After every piece is in place, I use the veneer hammer to force the glue up from the bottom. 
 
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    I've always been addicted to building. From houses to jewelry boxes, there is always something  seductive about moving from design concept, to construction problem  solving. onto finished product  After that, my projects have a life of their own and it's time for me to dream of the next.  On this blog and website you will find a sampling of  the latest project cycles.
    All of the items listed with prices are in inventory and available for sale
    If you have questions about purchasing please contact me at bill@turnerwinfield.com 608-255-4989

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