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    “Bird Nest in a Koa Tree” by John Mydock.
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    John Mydock turns a Norfolk pine bowl.
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    John Mydock turns a Norfolk pine bowl.
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    Another exquisite example of integrating pyrography and pearlized styles of embellishment. Pyrography koi swim around a pearlized blue-green pond where the natural wood grain creates the illusion of ripples with light reflecting off of the pond’s water-like surface.
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    Titled “Feathers," the Cook pine piece by Doug Keown pays homage to Native American beading designs. Although it looks beaded, it is an illusion created with a painstaking process. Depending on the size of the piece, it can have more than 10,000 “beads.” To enhance the beading effect, Keown burns vertical and horizontal groves, designs a pattern and colors it with inks. A clear UV-resistant coat protects the colors.

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