Black Ash Burl Bowl (18SF5 = SC337) SOLD

Black Ash Burl Bowl (18SF5 = SC337) SOLD

dimensions: 7.5" diam x 4.5" ht", 3/16" wall thickness


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  • Detailed Info about bowl

    This bowl was turned from a black ash burl that was purchased from a logger in Hovland, MN. Photos above show the burl freshly cut and attached to a lathe. The burl had large lobes and was positioned on the lathe to give a round bowl with a very uneven top rim. This was my plan prior to turning and the result came out better than expected. The bowl has a great shape with the top areas curved slightly inward. The wood has amazing radial rays of flame in the form of a star burst when viewed from the top. The circular dark grain lines intersect these rays giving a stunning appearance. The wood has cream, golden and brown colored areas with good contrast. The wood also has some dark lines from spalting and a large bark inclusion that resulted from an old branch that grew in the burl. Black ash is a special wood with a fibrous nature. The fibers can be extracted by pounding the wood and were used by native Americans to weave baskets. This property causes easy separation along grain lines when turning. You can see this in the bottom of the bowl. These tiny grain line cracks have been sealed and are stable. The bowl was turned from green wood using handheld tools on a lathe, 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 it can be used to hold food like fruit or bread, although this bowl is best suited for artistic display. This bowl should last for hundreds of years and improve gracefully with age and it has a great appearance!


    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.