Colourful Art Form Vase by Allen Atkins

The procedure used by Allen to create this beautiful piece of Artwork was:

  • Create the outer shape of the vase – do not hollow it as this stage – the strength of the core is needed.
  • Use a hacksaw to make two cuts for the length of the fold/crease/overlap along the vase.
  • Use carving tools and sandpaper to refine the shape of the fold.
  • When satisfied – turn out the core – with care as the shaping of the fold will reduce the available wall thickness.
  • Cut the V in the rim and along the fold.
  • Do the final sanding – with care to preserve the edges of the fold.
  • Use a spirit dye, applied with a sponge to give the background colour.
  • Use an airbrush to apply the red and the green colours.
  • Use clear lacquer to give the final finish.


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