November 7, 2019
I have turned a lot of burls but the one I turned yesterday was AMAZING in two ways, its appearance and its hidden decay. The first image in the gallery below shows the burl tha...
November 2, 2019
Winter is fast approaching and I am back to turning bowls. I selected a medium sized aspen burl that I purchased up from my logger friend in the UP of Michigan during the summer...
October 4, 2019
I have been in my shop every day from 10 to 5 hosting visitors and doing turning demonstrations for the past seven days as part of this 10 day studio art tour on the north shore...
June 23, 2019
The American hop hornbeam tree has very hard and dense wood. It is frequently called iron wood but that name is shared by other species. The tree has fruit that resembles hops a...
June 15, 2019
Unusual winged maple bowl that contains at least six burls.
June 2, 2019
The fourteenth annual Hovland Arts Festival will be held on July 5 and 6, and I will have a lot of new bowls displayed there. Below is a copy of the festival poster. I create th...
May 27, 2019
I often check the analytics for my web site. Over 50 people visit the site every day (the good news) but most bounce away within a few seconds and never look past the Home page....
February 25, 2019
I got this large old oak burl from a customer who wanted a bowl. The burl was oddly shaped with a large depression in the top and it was gnarly, exactly the type of burl I love...
February 8, 2019
Thanks to everyone who entered the bowl give away raffle. The winning number is 298 and only one person guessed that exact number. Congratulations to the winner Noelle O!
January 1, 2019
The process of turning a burl into a bowl is really one of alchemy. It involves changing (transmutation) an ordinary looking chunk of wood (the burl) into a magnificent bowl. Th...
Turning a Large Amazing White Cedar Burl
Beastly Aspen Burl Turned into a Bowl
Art Along the Lake Studio Tour and More
American Hop Hornbeam Burl
An Unusual Maple Burl Bowl for the Hovland Arts Festival
Cherry Bowl and Hovland Arts Festival
Aspen Burl Bowl Given to Customer
Turning an Old Spalted Oak Burl
Heart Shaped Birch Crotch Bowl RAFFLE (We Have a Winner)
First Bowl of 2019 - The Alchemy of Turning a Burl into a Bowl
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