Flaming Birch Burl Bowl (19WS25) SOLD

Flaming Birch Burl Bowl (19WS25) SOLD

dimensions: 13.5" max diameter x 11.5" min diam, 4.5" ht, 1/4" wall thickness


Contact me at Pignolet@umn.edu if interested in this bowl

  • Detailed Info about bowl

    This flaming bowl was turned from a birch burl that was provided by a friend. The burl was harvested from his property near Luck, Wisconsin. The burl was nicely shaped with great bark. Images of the trimmed burl, mounted on a Lathe, are shown above. You will note that the head-stock (power drive of lathe) is attached to the large flat part of the burl to give a live edged bowl with the bark edge along the perimeter to the right. This is shown in a photo of the bowl above where there is a complete bark edge that follows the outer contour of the burl. The bowl also has the appearance of being on fire. This flame figuring is called chatoyance, very similar to the effect seen in mother of pearl and in minerals like tiger’s eye and moonstone. The chatoyance in this bowl is spectacular giving the appearance of dancing curls of light. The bowl also has subtle colors and some darker red-brown areas. This gives a nice contrast. The bowl was turned using hand held tools on a lathe from green wood, dried for several months, and sanded to 600 grit. All bowls that are turned green will warp as they dry. I love the look this natural process gives to a bowl. 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, although this bowl is best suited for artistic display. This bowl is really special and would look great as a centerpiece on a table.


    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.