chip carved plates

Made of linden wood (basswood), these small chip carved plates are about 5.5 inches in diameter. They were inspired by the polish chip carving tradition of the tatras. A special thanks goes to Steve Sergev who managed to teach me enough woodturning for me to attempt this on my own lathe. The first was a gift for mother's day. It features various layers of a tulip motif (roots, bulb, flower) along with the central tulip design. The second was comissioned by Iza Turska for her guests from China. It features a 7 pointed rosette with flower petal border. Click on any picture to view full size