Wooden Hand-turned Bowl #88

$ 40.00

A violent windstorm blew the tree that gave the wood for several beautiful bowls across a back gravel road. Unfortunately, my tree identifying skills rely heavily on leaf examination and the top of this tree landed down a steep bank of the Watauga River in a deeper pool. Based on the bark, the lovely heartwood and what I could see of the leaves, I think it may be Apple… Or something else.

The form of this bowl curves up and just begins to wrap inward. The grain and figure of the heartwood is beautiful, displaying prominent contrasting dark growth rings. One of my favorite woods to turn because of the constantly changing inside patterns and colors as I shape and hollow it. I’ll be sad to finish the last bowl from this actual windfall.

This Apple(?) wood bowl is 2 1/4 inches tall and 6 1/4 inches wide . The finish is a penetrating Shellac and Linseed oil finish. I chose this finish instead of polyurethane to protect the wood yet not hide the grain and character of the wood under several coats of a poly-‘plastic’. It is important to me to see and feel the warmth and texture of the wood.

Dated, numbered and signed by the artist.

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Additional information

Weight 8.1 oz
Dimensions 6.25 × 2.25 in

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