Large Ash Vessel XII

Anthony Bryant
Large Ash Vessel XII by Cornish woodturner Anthony Bryant is a unique reflection of the natural world. The inherent beauty of wood continually motivates Anthony to push his skills to new heights. Working with fresh, unseasoned wood is a journey of exploration, in which the surface reveals grain and the story of the form. Discovering the grain, and the way it affects the form of each piece, is central to his process. This large ash piece was made from a tree that grew in some beautiful gardens near Penzance, Cornwall, and was sadly blown down in a winter storm, three years ago. Anthony skillfully turned the ash and it can now be marvelled at in the form of this one-of-a-kind vessel with wild grain and a beautiful shape.

Material: Ash
cm: Diameter 63cm, Height 50cm
inches: Diameter 24.8in, Height 19.7in
Care Instructions: Dust gently with a dry cloth


Anthony turns his pieces with his own handmade tools while the wood is green and sap-filled, over the span of several days. This is commonly referred to as ‘green-turning’ and allows a much thinner walled vessel. Green-turning is a time sensitive process; as the wood dries, it warps and splits, which can impact the final piece if not approached with skill and speed. The vessel is then left to dry, during which it warps into its final shape. Anthony only uses English wood, such as oak or ash, for their unique aesthetic and materiality.
The Maker Anthony Bryant Wood Artist - South West England

Anthony Bryant is internationally recognised for his work in 'green' woodturning. Working from his studio in Cornwall, Anthony creates work which stretches the potential of the material to its limits, both in scale and its breathtaking thinness. His thin walled green-turned wood pots showcase the technique he has developed since he began woodturning at the age of 13, with many pieces so fine the light shines through.