Flaming Birch Burl Bowl (23SF7)
dimensions: 16" - 12" diameter at top, 4.25" max height, 1/4" wall thickness
On display in my Hovland shop
Contact me at Pignolet@umn.edu if interested in this bowl
Detailed Info about bowl
This stunning bowl was turned from a birch burl. The bowl was purchased from loggers in Hovland, MN. An image of the burl, mounted on a Lathe is shown. You will note that the headstock (power drive of lathe) is attached to the top part of the burl to give a bark edged bowl with wings pointing outward. This is shown in the photos of the bowl. The bowl has a complete natural birch 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. This effect is difficult to capture in photos. The bowl also has subtle colors and some darker red-brown areas. This gives a nice contrast. 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 pure tung oil (diluted 50% with citrus solvent to speed up drying), hand sanded after each coat. This finish is considered food safe, although this bowl is best suited for artistic display. This bowl is special and would look great as a centerpiece on a table. It could also be used for displaying fruit or bread.
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.