djinnibottle by Dennis J Gooding
The bottle was turned from green madrone in two sections. The bottom (bulb) was turned to a sphere, after which a parting tool was used to cut deep, closely-spaced grooves around the circumference. The bulb was then hollowed and allowed to dry. The resulting shrinkage caused the vanes to collapse to produce the rippled effect. Similarly, the neck was turned, hollowed and dried and was then fitted into the bulb section. The completed bottle was dyed black and accented with gold paint along the edges of the vanes. The stopper is ebony. The overall height is 14".