I am remaking one of my older boxes – the “Birthing Box” and these two photos show me turning one of the ‘pearls’ from Tagua nut, a vegetable substitute for ivory. The first photo in the gallery linked below shows an older “Birthing” box made for another collector a few years ago. You can click to view enlarged. The interior of the box contains loose tagua nut pearls.
This gallery shows turned work by Steven Kennard. These are mostly boxes and represent his work with examples from the 1980’s to the present date. The woods used are African blackwood, cocobolo, thuya burl, boxwood and there are also pieces incorporating metal rods, plexiglass and guitar strings. The wood is intricately textured and sculpted to create the individual pieces.