Large Flaming Birch Burl Bowl (19WS1) SOLD
dimensions: 19" max diam x 14" min, x 4.5" ht, 3/8" wall thickness, 3.4 lb weight
Please contact me at Pignolet@umn.edu for purchase information
Detailed Info about bowl
This flaming bowl was turned from a large birch burl that was purchased from a logger in the UP of Michigan, near Lake Superior. I do not get many large birch burls so this one is special. Images of the burl, mounted on a Lathe are shown above. You will note that the headstock (power drive of lathe) is attached to the flat part of the burl to give a bark edged bowl with bark edged wings pointing upward. This is shown in a photo of the bowl above. The bowl has a complete natural 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 sone 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. 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. It would also be great for serving or 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.