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...

October 23, 2018

I seem to be getting several commissioned projects turning mesquite burls. This is the first year I have turned mesquite burl so it is great to gain the experience with this woo...

October 19, 2018

I just got a large birch burl shown in the first two images below. The burl measured 20" at the widest and about 8" deep after it was cut from the tree and trimmed for turning....

September 2, 2018

I turned two mesquite burl bowls a few days ago. The burls were provided by a customer for commissioned bowls. These had interesting and challenging shapes and of course I love...

August 16, 2018

This post shows another beautiful birch burl bowl with lots of chatoyance. The photos below show the burl and the bowl. Here

is a large shot of the glowing bowl which measures 15...

August 4, 2018

A customer brought me a large birch burl that is shown in the first photo below. He wanted me to turn a bowl for him since the birch tree and burl had significance to his family...

June 15, 2018

Following is a copy of this years poster for the Hovland Arts Festival. This is always a great event with over 30 local artists this year. 

May 10, 2018

Images and description of turning a large 23" diameter cedar burl into a bowl with great colors from spalting and some flame figuring.

April 20, 2018

A friend gave me a beautiful large elm burl that came from the lower part of an elm tree he cut down since it was too close to the house. The burl was 4' long and 18" in diamete...

February 11, 2018

I am often asked how long it takes to make one of my wood bowls. This question is generally related to how I set prices for my bowls. The best answer is that it takes me 12 year...

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