Works created with Coralie Saramago
Below are a few of the works created in collaboration with Coralie Saramago, a good friend and fellow graduate of Ecole Escoulen.
Coralie is an exceptionally talented wood turner and wood artist residing in France. She spent a year in New Zealand meeting many of the best wood turners in New Zealand and for a time was also a member of the Hamilton wood turners club where we met. Coralie told me about Ecole Escoulen and it is thanks to her that I enrolled at the school. We graduated in the same class in 2019.
The design concepts for the two pieces shown here were by Coralie with input from Mike Bodey on the resin process.
The first piece is a small plate in Black Walnut titled "Walnut Drop" with absolutely beautiful curves that float above the table.
The second piece is from spalted Magnolia with resin titled "Tour du Lac – Around the Lake". This collaboration was awarded 2nd place at the annual Ecole Escoulen Symposium in Aiguines France in 2018. Coralie and I spent many, many hours working on this beautiful piece in bringing to realization her vision for it.