Friday, February 26, 2010

"The Victorian" Oregon Myrtlewood Top Whorl Drop Spindle


"The Victorian" is our new signature spindle. Beautifully carved checkering and a lovely Victorian leaf motif adorns the whorl of this Oregon Myrtlewood top whorl drop spindle. This drop spindle measures 9 1/2 inches in length, and has a 2 3/8 inch diameter whorl. The weight of this spindle is 0.8 ounces. A brass hook has been inserted into the top.

Oregon Myrtlewood Top Whorl Silk Drop Spindle


This top whorl silk drop spindle has been crafted from Oregon Myrtlewood. It is approximately 8 inches long and weighs 1.1 ounces. A brass hook has been inset in the top.

Birdseye Maple Russian Support Spindle


Dave has crafted this lovely Russian support spindle from Birdseye Maple. He has inlayed the spindle with turquoise accents. This Russian support spindle measures 11 3/4 inches in length, and weights 39g (1.4 ounces). More photos of this beautiful spindle can be found in our Etsy shop.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Walnut Support Spinning Bowls

These are two of our newest support spinning bowls. The lap support spinning bowl seen above was a commissioned piece, and the smaller support spinning bowl is currently for sale in our Etsy shop. Both bowls were created from walnut and have an earthenware clay insert. The ceramic inserts have been glazed with "Monet's Garden" which contains beautiful cobalt blues, greens, white and yellow.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

"The Victorian" Cherry Top Whorl Drop Spindle


"The Victorian" is our new signature spindle. Beautifully carved checkering and a lovely Victorian leaf motif adorns the whorl of this Cherry top whorl drop spindle.

This drop spindle measures 9 inches in length, and has a 2 1/2 inch diameter whorl. The weight of this spindle is 0.6 ounces. A brass hook has been inserted into the top.

An additional photo of this lovely drop spindle can be found at the Etsy
listing.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Three New Support Spinning Bowls on Etsy!


We have just added three new wide base support spinning bowls to our
Etsy shop! Two of the bowls are our wide base all ceramic bowls, a Grizzly Mountain Arts original design. The third is made from walnut and a smaller ceramic bowl, and is also a design that's original to us. More photos of the bowls seen in the photo above can be found in our Etsy shop.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

"The Victorian" Myrtlewood Top Whorl Drop Spindle


"The Victorian" is our new signature spindle. Beautifully carved checkering and a lovely Victorian leaf motif adorns the whorl of this Oregon Myrtlewood top whorl drop spindle. This drop spindle measures 9 inches in length, and has a 2 1/2 inch diameter whorl. The weight of this spindle is 0.9 ounces. A brass hook has been inserted into the top.

This top whorl drop spindle is currently for sale in our Etsy shop.

The Victorian Claro Walnut Top Whorl Drop Spindle


"The Victorian" is our new signature spindle. Beautifully carved checkering and a lovely Victorian leaf motif adorns the whorl of this Claro Walnut top whorl drop spindle. This drop spindle measures 9 inches in length, and has a 2 1/2 inch diameter whorl. The weight of this spindle is 0.5 ounces. A brass hook has been inserted into the top.

More photos can be found at the Etsy listing for this spindle.

Oregon Myrtlewood with Pyrography Top Whorl Silk Drop Spindle


This top whorl silk drop spindle is approximately 8 inches in length, and weighs 1.2 ounces. This spindle is made from Oregon Myrtlewood. A brass hook has been inset in the top. The whorl has been adorned with a beautiful pyrographic design. More photos of this lovely spindle can be found in our Etsy shop.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Walnut Top and Bottom Whorl Drop Spindle Set


A beautiful dark Walnut was chosen for this unique three spindle set. Each of the three spindles features lovely carved checkering on the whorl, brass bumpers and brass hooks. The sizes of each spindle are as follows:

Large Bottom Whorl Spindle
*12 inches long
*3 inch diameter whorl

*Weight-1.6 ounces


Medium Top Whorl

*10 inches long
*2 1/2 inch diameter whorl
*Weight-0.8 ounces


Small Top Whorl
*8 inches long
*2 1/8 inch diameter whorl

*Weight-0.5 ounces


This gorgeous set is currently for sale in our Etsy shop.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Blue Grotto Ceramic Support Spinning Bowl


The glaze on this gorgeous support spinning bowl is called "Blue Grotto", and the various blues and browns of this glaze are amazing. We have been getting great feedback on our ceramic bowls! Support spinners are loving Dave's original wide base bowl design and the super fast glazed surface.

Tiger Maple and Pau Ferro Pear Whorl Takli Support Spindle


Dave's newest pear whorl Takli support spindle measures about 12 inches long and weights about 1.1 ounce. The whorl was turned from a beautiful piece of Tiger Maple and the shaft from Pau Ferro.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Two New Pear Whorl Takli Spindles

Tulipwood Pear Takli Support or Drop Spindle

The Tulipwood whorl of the pear Takli support spindle above is as beautiful as a flower! Tulipwood is a very dense wood, so this spindle weights a heavy 1.7 ounces (48g). The shaft of this spindle is Jatoba, and a brass hook has been inserted so this support spindle can also be used as a drop spindle. Redheart was the wood chosen for the tip, and it matches the Tulipwood perfectly! The overall length of this gorgeous spindle is twelve inches.

In the photo below, is another beautiful pear whorl Takli spindle that was was a commissioned piece. A lovely piece of Tiger Maple was used to craft the pear whorl, and a stunning piece of stabilized Spalted Maple was used to create the tip.

Tiger Maple Pear Takli Spindle

Monday, February 01, 2010

Native American Design Low Whorl Drop Spindle


Dave is adding a new design to his spindle line and this one is a real beauty! If you've taken a look at some of our past work, you've seen that pine needle basket making is another of Dave's passions.

On this
new spindle, he's created a 1 7/8 inch diameter Poplar low whorl that looks like a pine needle basket. Using pyrography, he has adorned it with a Native American pattern.

This unique 11 3/4 long spindle, also features a brass hook, Spalted Birch shaft and brass bumper. The weight of this low whorl drop spindle is 1.6 ounces. If you'd like to view more photos, please visit our Etsy shop.