One-off woodturned pieces on offer to benefit Ness excavation fund
UPDATE: This piece has been sold. Watch this space for further Ness collaborations in the coming months
Michael Sinclair, Orcadian, member of the Register of Professional Woodturners, makes exquisite and unique woodturned pieces, many of which are inspired by Neolithic Orkney and particularly the Ness of Brodgar.
They are the product of the careful selection of wood and then many hours of work. We’ve featured Michael’s work in the past.
Michael and Sara have been long-time supporters of the Ness of Brodgar and part of our Open Days. They have also been generous givers of pieces for Ness auction and prize draws.
We’ve now had time to sit down, socially distanced of course, and come up with a collaboration which we hope you will enjoy.
Every so often, Michael will make a one-off piece which will first of all be offered to Ness followers.
We’ll feature it and if you want it, follow the link to Michael and Sara’s on-line shop and proceed from there – https://michael-sinclair-woodturner.co.uk/product/orkney-sycamore-ness-collaboration/
The Ness will receive a contribution for the pieces in this series and we are very grateful to Michael and Sara for their generosity.
The pieces are one-offs and unique and of the finest quality so start saving and know that not only do you have an heirloom piece but the Ness of Brodgar is being supported by your purchase.
To start, we have a beautiful Orkney sycamore piece, sitting on a hand-carved ebonised elm base. Pictured at the top of this post, the bowl is decorated using pyrography and the base is inspired by decorated stones from the Ness of Brodgar.
The overall size of the piece is 200mm (7.87in) wide, 125mm (4.92in) deep and 125mm (4.92in) high. The bowl is 120mm (4.72in) in diameter and 85mm (3.35in) high.