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Burl Vase

Burl Vase



Made by Leo Van Der Loo

Last summer, Leo Van Der Loo was given a small root burl by his daughter-in-law. He told her that he would turn it then return it to her. It wasn’t until he started turning it that he figured out what species it was – the smell of western red cedar was unmistakable. “Turning the piece wasn’t as easy as determining what species it was,” admitted Leo. The finished vase is small at about 5 ½" tall and is about 4" across, but his daughter-in-law enjoys it very much.

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