Madrone Kokeshi [Jan 2023] get a link to this artwork

madrone, maple
[7¾" high x 2½" diameter]
This type of figurine is inspired by Japanese kokeshi dolls. Its body is made of Madrone, a gorgeous wood from the Pacific Northwest region of North America. It feels amazing when polished smooth. The face is made from Maple. The hair is also Maple, but I burned it with a torch to darken it and give it a bit of texture. Then I applied a wash of black india ink over the hair. The entire piece was then finished with tung oil.