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Flaming Large Birch Burl Bowl (16WS26) SOLD

Flaming Large Birch Burl Bowl (16WS26) SOLD

dimensions:  18" diam, x 5" ht, 1/2 wall thickness

This bowl was recently sold and included as an example

  • Detailed Info about bowl


    This bowl was turned from a large white birch burl I purchased from a logger in Felch, MI, just on the other side of Lake Superior from where I live. An image above shows half of the burl, mounted on the lathe ready to turn. This piece is about 21” in diameter, and the complete burl was 3.5 ft by 2.5 ft (also shown in slide show)! The flame figuring in this bowl is spectacular and is seen everywhere in the bowl. The bowl glows as if on fire from the amazing chatoyance and the 3D curly flame figuring literally pops out on viewing in person. The bark edge adds a natural presence to the bowl and follows the outer contours of the burl. The bowl was turned green and allowed to move as it dried. This adds a natural warping that I really like. 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, although this bowl is best suited for artistic display. This bowl is a collector’s piece and is one of the most unusual birch burl bowls I have seen. The images cannot show the depth and glow of the flame figuring. This bowl will light up an entire room and provide enjoyment and wonder to those lucky enough to see it. This bowl should last for hundreds of years and improve gracefully with age. This is one of the most stunning bowls I have turned. It is extremely rare to get a burl like this one!


    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.

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