Black Walnut Bark Edged Bowl (21WS5) SOLD
dimensions: 12.25" x 9.5" x 4.5" ht, 1/4" wall thickness
Contact me at Pignolet@umn.edu if interested in this bowl
Detailed Info about bowl
This bowl is from a black walnut log provided by a friend. The wood came from the Minneapolis, MN, area. The log was about 12” in diameter. The wood has vivid colors including black, brown, and red overtones that contrast nicely with the lighter sapwood and the dramatic dark bark edge. The bark is jagged and has an interesting wavy pattern of black and orange-red lines. The shape of the bowl is elegant, and its overall appearance will certainly attract attention. The grain of the wood shows nice growth lines with some glow. The shape of the bowl has the appearance of not being round. This is an optical illusion due to the height differences in the bowl. This shape is that of a classic live edged bowl. The wood has several bark inclusions that resulted from small branches in the growing tree. These are sealed and completely stable and add an natural look to 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 but the bark edge is somewhat fragile, so it is not recommended to use it for serving wet food or salad. This bowl would also be spectacular as an artistic piece on a table or shelf. You can spruce up this bowl (if necessary) by buffing it with a soft cloth dampened with walnut oil, but simple dusting is all that is really necessary. This bowl should last for hundreds of years and improve gracefully with age.
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.