Award Winner : Honorable Mention

Bill Kingsbury’s turned maple jar provides an excellent example of the beauty of embracing imperfection in making art. He seems to work with the burls unique grain patterns in genuine effort to understand what the wood wants to be. In the 1940’s Disney film Fantasia Mickey Mouse starred in the cartoon animation of the Goethe poem “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” The popularity of that short later inspired a Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey Mouse cookie jar, now a rare collectible. In the Disney version of the cookie jar, the prominent sorcerers hat, functioned as the lid. In Kingsbury’s version, the peaked handle of the lid is reminiscent of the sorcerer’s peaked hat. I expect this jar will soon be filled with magical objects.

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Sorcerer’s Cookie Jar #2460

Size: 17"H x 9"W
3-Dimensional Art - Wood Turning Maple Burl

I like to get inside the tree to expose the fantastic grain patterns and beauty of the wood.

By Bill Kingsbury

7085 Bayer Road, Rhinelander, WI 54501
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$450 includes tax
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