Spalted Sugar Maple Burl Bowl (17SF57) SOLD

Spalted Sugar Maple Burl Bowl (17SF57) SOLD

dimensions:  12" x 11" x 5" ht, 3/8" thickness

Sold in Art Tour show 9/25/20

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  • Detailed Info about bowl

    This bowl was turned from a sugar maple burl I purchased from a logger in Felch, MI, near the south shore of Lake Superior. The photo above shows the burl, mounted on the lathe ready to turn. The bowl has beautiful colors and patterns. The light area just below the bark rim has some curl in feather figuring patterns that extends into the red-brown pattern giving a spectacular appearance. The contrast between the light and dark areas is really nice and has the appearance of a moss agate scene. The natural bark edge is irregular and follows the outer contours of the burl. The bark is dark brown with wavy light lines. The wings of the bowl do not have bark due the way the bowl was harvested and my desire to include as much of the burl as possible. 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 should last for hundreds of years and improve gracefully with age. This bowl has unusual colors and patterns and has a nice shape.


    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.


Artistic lathe turned wood bowls from Lake Superior area

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