This turning is the second in a series of vessels from the same tree, the first being "The Taller Sister", below. Unlike the first, I decided on an open form with a lid for the second. I also liked the idea of lining the inside with a contrasting material to provide a little surprise when the lid was removed. The materials are spalted maple, honduran mahogany, ebony, and makore.
The Chubby One received the Best Turning award at the 2014 Northern Woods Exhibition in Eden Prairie, MN.