Bark Edge Quaking Aspen Bowl (18SF42=SC345)
dimensions: 7.5" diam x 4" ht, 1/8" wall thickness
On display at the Scenic Cafe
Contact me at Pignolet@umn.edu if interested
Detailed Info about bowl
This small bowl is from a quaking aspen log from a tree I cut down in my yard in Hovland, MN. The log was about 9” in diameter and mostly straight. The shape of the bowl comes from the natural curvature of the log. The bark has a thin greenish skin with a dark cambium layer, and shows good contrast to the lighter color of the wood. The grain of the wood is beautiful showing circular growth lines and darker colors and patterns from spalting. Aspen sometimes shows these patterns that enhances the beauty of the bowl. The bowl was turned using handheld tools on a lathe from green wood, dried for several months, and sanded to 600 grit. The bowl was sealed with two coats of tung oil, hand sanded after each coat, and finished with a buffed thin coat of beeswax and walnut oil. This finish is considered food safe so the bowl can be be used for serving food or displaying things, however, the bark edge may make it it is best for display as an artistic piece. You can spruce up this bowl by buffing it with a soft cloth damped with walnut oil. This bowl should last for hundreds of years and improve gracefully with age. This is a traditionally shaped bark edged bowl that nicely shows the beauty of aspen wood with its bark.
RETURN AND REFUND POLICY
All my bowls are can be returned for a full refund if you are unsatisfied for any reason within 60 days. You must only pay the return shipping.
Laminated Info Card
All of my bowls come with a laminated card with images of the bowl and burl, a complete description of the bowl and making process, and the artist's bio on the back side. There is no price on the card so it can be used if the bowl is given as a gift.