Glowing White Cedar Burl Bowl (19SF21)
dimensions: 10" max, 9" min diam x 5.25" ht, 3/8" 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 white cedar burl that was purchased from a logger in the UP of Michigan, very near the south shore of Lake Superior. The burl was was positioned on a side of a white cedar log. An image of the burl and part of its log is shown above. I first visualized a bowl that has its bottom base on the top of the burl and a live bark edge around the perimeter of the burl at its bottom near the log. This will give a bowl with a non-round shape on its top edge. This choice also maximizes the use of the burl. The bowl (shown above) has a complete bark edge and shows all the beauty of the burl figuring in the round part of the bowl, and in the two elongated wings. The wood is very colorful with wild swirling golden grain lines. There are a lot of curly rays along the outer rim that pop out from the alternating darker lines. This chatoyance is spectacular. The dark bark provides great contrast to the golden to orange colors in the bowl. 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. You can see this in the wings of the 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 a rea gem.
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.