Glowing Wood Sculptures
by Billy Hall
The lamps displayed here are all hand-turned one-of-a-kind pieces turned by Billy Hall. The bases are crafted using traditional spindle-turning techniques. Tropical exotic woods are used to construct the lamps as well as many species indigenous to North Carolina. Generally these woods are spalted, which means fungi have been allowed to grow, creating interesting and unpredictable filigreed patterns superimposed over the natural grain of the wood.