... plus a finished entertainment center :-) Nice to have that done. Not that I didn't enjoy the project, I like woodworking, I just wanted to get going on my next throwing cycle. Mary Ann finished it with 3 coats, and it is starting to show signs on darkening already. Eventually it will match the fireplace wood which is 3 years old now. The sunlight ages cherry and darkens it to a nice patina of sorts. I included some of the details from the fireplace mantle in the entertainment center. Rectangles of wood near the top corners... stuff like that. I used rectangles of wood on the window trim too ( Craftsman style ). The cherry picks up on the stone colors nicely. That's not real stone either! Not too bad for fake, a lot lighter too to install too. I did a decent amount of stone and brick work for customers before, and now it pays off as "practice" for building my own home.
Started throwing again... teaware (teabowls,teapots...) and some mugs I just finished putting handles on. And one more pulled teapot handle. I like the way the handle detail flows into the spout angle too. Back to the studio.