Curly Birch Burl Bowl (20WS19)
dimensions: 15.5" long x 13" wide x 6" ht, 7/16" wall thickness
On display at my Hovland shop
Contact me at Pignolet@umn.edu if interested in this bowl
Detailed Info about bowl
This bowl was turned from a nicely shaped birch burl that came from the Hovland area. It was purchased from local loggers. Images of the full burl and the trimmed burl are shown above. The burl was attached to a Stubby S1000 lathe with the top of the burl toward the tail stock as shown in the images. The bowl has a complete live bark edge that nicely frames the amazing curly flame figuring (chatoyance) that dances everywhere in this bowl. The bowl is alive with this pearly effect. Most birch burl bowls show some chatoyance, but the amount here is unusual. The intersecting lines of curl give the bowl a golden glow. The shape of the bowl evolved from the burl with my desire to have a complete live edge. The bowl has several bark inclusions from old branches. One of these knots has a small hole in the center. These dark features give some charm to the bowl. 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 the bowl can be used for holding food. This bowl is unusual and will stimulate lots of conversation. Most people have never seen a bowl with so much flame.
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.