Large Wild Cherry Burl Bowl (21SF9) SOLD
dimensions: 17" diam at top x 6.5" height, 3/8" wall thickness
Contact me at Pignolet@umn.edu if interested in this bowl
Detailed Info about bowl
This bowl was turned from a large wild cherry burl that came from the Twin Cities area. The burl, which wrapped around the log, was cut in half, perpendicular to the axis of the log. The burl had a large branch inclusion which is shown in the photos of the burl. This unusual feature adds something special to the bowl. This bowl was turned end-grain so the pith of the log is in the center of the bottom of the bowl. There are also three closely spaced centers in this region giving a view of the early growth of the tree. The burl grew around the main log and the large branch. Thus, this is an example of a cherry burl and crotch. The burl shows bird’s eye figuring within a mottled reddish background, typical of cherry burl. The bowl also shows some lighter zones with interesting shapes and structures, especially near to the large branch inclusion. The dark reddish-brown bark edge adds a contrasting border that nicely frames the bowl. There are some minor checks near the center of the bowl. These are sealed and stable. The bowl was turned from green wood and set aside to dry and stabilize for several months (under controlled conditions). The bowl was sanded to 600 grit and 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 this wide bowl could be used to store food such as fruit or bread. Cherry wood will darken with age, giving it a rich patina.
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.