What inspired this sculpture?
I wanted to show a flowing motion. I thought sculpting honey flowing out of a mug would capture this idea best, instead of water, milk, or some other liquid.
What materials did you use?
The mug and the honey are cherry wood. The base is black walnut. Cherry is my favorite wood. It’s very forgiving—not too hard, not too soft—so it’s easy to work with, and it has a nice golden color.
What was your working process?
First, I cut out the base and the pouring honey. Then I used Dremel bits—small woodcarving tools—to shape the honey as I turned it on a spindle. I sanded it by hand. The mug is fragmented, so I had to find the correct angles for each piece. Then I glued them all together. I cut a handle, sanded it, and glued it on. Finally, I added an oil finish to the mug and base, and a polymer finish to the honey to make it slick and shiny.