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Neno Catania

Hollow Form #5 - Spalted Maple

Hollow Form #5 - Spalted Maple

Regular price $225.00 CAD
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10 x 16 x 16 cm , 282 g

spalted maple wood


Hollow form vessels are beautiful decorative pieces made through high level craftsmanship. They are made by mounting a cut piece of log on a lathe, and turning it to create the outside shape. Next, the craftsperson hollows out the inside of the vessels through the small opening at the top. The design usually highlights the inside contours of the tree, turning it into a form of abstract art. 


Neno Catania (Burnaby, BC) grew up near the Deer Lake area. Working with wood has been a part of his everyday life, since the early 1980’s when he started working as a hardwood floor tradesman. Here, he began to develop his wood working skills as an apprentice. On slow days, he was inspired to build wooden boxes from scrap cuttings of Oak flooring. After spending many hours reading magazines and books at the public library, Neno developed techniques for creating unique sculptural Band-saw boxes made out of highly figured woods. It was in 1994, when he  purchased his first lathe, and started to learn the craft of turning wood from watching how-to videos and attending woodturning demonstrations at the annual woodworking show. Neno joined the Greater Vancouver Woodturner’s Guild at their first club meet in 1999, and was a member there for 10 years. His turning skills accelerated through hands-on demos and watching demonstrators from around the world, showing their turning techniques.


"I'm particularly drawn to this piece as it takes on a really interesting shape, while remaining true to its material form by highlighting the contours of the tree it is made from. This piece also demonstrates Catania's particular skill when handling wood!"

Staff Pick by Mannat, February 2024

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CCBC acknowledges that the land on which we work is the unceded shared traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.