Sugar Maple Burl Bowl (24WS7) SOLD
dimensions: 13" diameter at top, 7 - 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 sugar maple burl that came from Lincoln County, WI. Images of the burl are shown. The burl had thick jagged bark which accounts for the amazing natural bark edge of the bowl. The wood has stunning grain figuring that includes dark red-orange-brown patterns surrounded by lighter areas that contain a chatoyance (curl/flame). The dark pattern is dramatic with the appearance of a winged monster or a butterfly. This will create a lot of interest as people try describing what they see. The dark area has micro checks along some of the grain lines. These were stabilized with cyanoacrylate resin and are sealed and completely stable. The bark edge is thick and jagged and forms a striking framework for the bowl, some might say a cage for the monster within. The trimmed burl is shown below to help visualize how this burl was turned. I always focus on the bark edge of bowls I turn and let the bowl shape evolve. The bowl was turned from green wood using handheld tools on a lathe, dried for several months, and sanded to 400 grit. Bowls turned from green wood always warp some during drying. This gives distortions that add natural charm to a bowl. I re-turn the bottom of green turned bowls to remove warping to make sure they sit nicely. This bowl warped a lot requiring the re-turning of the lower quarter of the bowl. The bowl was sealed with two coats of tung oil, hand sanded after each coat. This finish is considered food safe, so this bowl can be used to store and serve food serve food, although the bark edge is somewhat fragile. This bowl is unusual.
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.