Cone of Gold, 2008
Cone of Gold by Emmet Kane was exhibited at SOFA Chicago in November 2008. It is turned on a lathe into a cone shape and a small bowl is turned in the top of the piece and then textured using a knife cutting burr on a power carver. Ebonising is an oxidisation process that involves a chemical reaction with the tannin in the oak . It has an oiled finish and polished and gilded with 23 carat gold leaf, the spiked peaks are then placed into the cone. Artist’s insignia is marked in silver EK.
Materials: Burr Oak, 23 carat gold leaf
Year purchased: 2009
Location: “Twenty Seven Years of the work of Irish Woodturner Emmet Kane” exhibition