Tiger Maple in the Round by Tom Wirsing

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Tiger Maple in the Round by Tom Wirsing
All pieces are signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Tom Wirsing
Longmont, Colorado

Tiger Maple in the Round
Bigleaf maple
2" x 17.5" x 2"

Artist's Note

"I enjoy turning highly-figured wood. My favorite is Acer macrophyllum (bigleaf maple). This platter is turned from a particularly well-figured piece of "tiger" maple, which turned beautifully. It is finished with multiple hand-rubbed coats of Tung oil and urethane brought to a soft satin sheen. The stand is included."

About Tom Wirsing

Tom Wirsing grew up in Roanoke, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley, an historic center of woodworking, and has had a lifelong fascination with wood. He began turning wood in his father’s workshop as a teenager. Tom is best known for turning large platters and bowls from highly-figured woods, creating classic shapes with clean, simple lines and beautiful finishes. Retired from a successful career with Hewlett-Packard, Tom served on the AAW board for six years, including two terms as president.