Moon Jars and Hollow Forms

Wood hollow forms present quite a technical challenge for the woodturner.  However, the sculptural quality of the resulting piece is well worth the effort.

Moon Jars are based upon an ancient Korean white porcelain from the Joseon dynasty (1392 to 1910).  They often consist of two hemispherical halves joined together at the centre.

The white ground, the wider mouth and smaller base give it the feel that the jar is floating in the air, just like the moon

I have recreated these ancient vessels in wood using thin-walled sycamore, birch, dogwood and silver maple.