About Mike’s Wood & Stone Vessels

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7.5 x 7.5″ Italian white alabaster vase with bocote wood. 10.5 x 14″ Buckeye natural edge bowl. 6 x 8″ orange alabaster with cocobolo wood. 18 x 13″ milo vase on walnut stand.

Description of My Artwork and Materials

I lathe-turn decorative and ceremonial vessels made of wood and alabaster, ranging from 3 to 22 inches in diameter.  My vessels have been sold in select art galleries in seven western states and by the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery in Washington DC.

The woods I use are grown all over the world, especially in Hawaii. Some of my vessels combine both wood and alabaster. The shapes of my vessels are drawn from Apache, Navajo, Pueblo and Zuni cultures which reflect my Indian heritage (see bio page).

The alabaster I use is from Utah, Colorado and Italy, and ranges in color from clear white to orange to green, and even black.

Special Commissions and Art Shows