Cherry Burl Bowl (20SF26)
dimensions: 8" diam x 3.5" ht, 5/16" wall thickness
Currently on display at my Hovland shop
Please contact me at Pignolet@umn.edu for purchase information
Detailed Info about bowl
This bowl was turned from a cherry burl from the UP of Michigan. The burl grew on one side of a log and was cut off with some of the wood. Technically this is a partial burl bowl, but the burl figuring covers about 70% of the bowl. The live bark edge of the bowl follows the outer contours of the burl and gives the bowl a great rustic appearance. The shape of the bowl is slightly curved in at the top. This gives a nice round feel to the bowl. The grain figuring is best described as mottled agate and bird’s eye within red-orange regions. There are also some interesting lighter areas extending up from the bottom toward the rim just below the bark. This area has interesting dark patterns, some bird’s eye and fine lines of curl (chatoyance). The darker bark edge gives a jagged frame around the top 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 but the bowl is best used for artistic display. This bowl should last for hundreds of years and improve gracefully with age. Cherry darkens with age, giving a rich patina.
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.