Highly Figured Black Walnut Bark Edge Bowl (20WS13) SOLD

dimensions: 14" x 12" x 5.5" ht, 5/16" wall thickness


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

  • Detailed Info about bowl

    This bowl is from a large black walnut log provided by a friend. The wood came from the Minneapolis, MN, area. The log was about 15” in diameter and had several branches. The wood has vivid colors including black, brown, and red overtones that contrast nicely with the lighter sapwood and the dramatic black bark edge. The bark is thick and has an interesting wavy pattern of dark lines and orange-red colors. The shape of the bowl is elegant, and its overall appearance will certainly attract attention. The grain of the wood has wavy growth lines with some chatoyance (flame) in the right light. The wood in the bottom of the bowl is highly figured with at least five knots that show flame where they intersect. 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 so the bowl can be be used for serving or displaying fruit or bread. The bark edge is a bit fragile so the actual serving wet food is not recommended. You can spruce up this bowl (if necessary) by buffing it with a soft cloth damped with walnut oil, but simple dusting is all that is really necessary. This bowl should last for hundreds of years and improve gracefully with age. It would serve well as a centerpiece on a dining room 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.


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