Custom turned vases and Hollow Forms just bring joy into one’s life; is it because of their tactile feel and pleasant shapes? I think so, as I watch many visitors to my studio go straight for them with their hands out in anticipation of picking one up! I turn most of these items from a single block of wood.
Once I have the outside shaped, then it is matter of hollowing out the interior through the top of the now shaped vessel. Many times this is through a small hole in the top requiring me to turn blindly by feel – I love the challenge of doing it!
Vases and hollow forms are always welcomed as gifts; you just can’t go wrong giving one. They can be used as decorative items on their own, a frog placed in the bottom and dry flowers added, etc. On larger vases, a glass vase/tube can be inserted to hold water for fresh flowers.