Cadagi Coffee Table

Cadagi Coffee Table 1a

Coffee Table in Cadagi and Red Gum

This coffee table was made for a very  old friend of mine – not that she is very old (same age as me) – but we have been friends for a long time.

Cadagi is a tropical hardwood native to far north Queensland, but grown widely in northern NSW as an ornamental tree.  This tree was removed from an urban garden, and it has the history to prove it – cut knots from pruned branches, and a stain in the slab from an embedded iron nail (that someone else found).

The butterfly keys and wedges are in some kind of recycled red gum – origin unknown.


An odd looking thing…


This odd structure is made from Camphor Laurel, with an ebonised Red Gum base.

The curved form is a three dimensional solid enclosed by only one continuous surface with only one continuous edge.

This is a development of the Moebious Strip that I made earlier this year.  I spent a fair amount of time trying to work it out in my head, a relatively short time to carve the basic shape, and lots of time sanding the thing to shape.  Those curved planes are deceptive – and if you take a divot, you need to do a lot of sanding to maintain curves that are visually fair and feel fair…



Kate Baker at the National Art Glass Gallery…



This is seriously good work displayed in a great space. On show until October.  Seem more here

Following this show at Wagga will be the ‘Dancing with the Flame’ exhibition, a juried showcase of work by Australian lampworkers.  Su’s work will be there…

We are planning a road trip to visit the National Glass Art Gallery in Wagga, perhaps a side trip to Canberrra, and Sydney and the Hunter Valley.

Kirra Flame On Glass 2017

We’ve just returned from a 6 day road trip (motor cars, hotels, airports and airplanes) for the Kirra Galleries 15th Flame On Glass Exhibition. This is also the final Flame on Glass Exhibition. As far as I’m concerned, this show is the most prestigious gathering of torch work glass artists in Australia at Australia’s most […]

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