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Patina Vase

Patina Vase


Patina Vase is deep wood turned Butternut vase featuring a pyrography basket weave texture that is coated with a patina gilders paste often used to decorate expensive picture frames.  Pyrography is a wood burning technique that uses a red hot wire to brand a design element onto the wood surface.  The size is 3 1/2 inch diameter at the top, 2 1/2 inch diameter at the base and  11 inches tall.  It is a great stand alone item and can feature a selection of dried flowers. 

This item will be a great addition to any art collection.  If you collect art or are starting out  Patina Vase belongs in your collection.  Picture it as a centerpiece on a shelf.  Surely it will be a conversation piece. My signature, Alan Adler is on the bottom.  A deep vase like this is much more challenging than making a bowl.  I designed built a Steady Rest tool that fits onto the lathe and supports the vase as it spins at high speed.  Without the Steady Rest, the turning can become dangerous with the wood flying out of the chuck.  When that happens duck, pray and take a break.

Gift Ideas

Patina Vase will make a wonderful gift for that special person in your life.  You know that wood is the Fifth Wedding Anniversary Gift.  Maybe a Birthday Gift, Housewarming Gift, Artist Gift.  You may also enjoy looking at some vases like Primary Colors Vase.  Also, if you have a moment check out Wooden Vases in my Etsy store.


This is a One of a Kind piece as are all the items I make in my studio in Montvale, NJ USA.  I sell only the products that I design and execute.  You will always get an original piece when you purchase from me.

Care for your Patina Vase

  • Keep out of direct sunlight
  • Minimize exposure to wide swings in humidity levels
  • Do not wash with water, if necessary use only a damp cloth
  • Wax lightly with a quality food safe wax or oil and buff to restore the luster.  I like beeswax, walnut oil or mineral oil.



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