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Sugar Maple Burl Bowl with Many Eyes (17SF43) SOLD

Sugar Maple Burl Bowl with Many Eyes (17SF43) SOLD

dimensions: 12" diam x 4" ht,  5/16" wall thickness

Sold in 2018


  • Detailed Info about bowl

    This bowl was turned from a sugar maple burl that came from just south of Superior, WI. Photos above shows the nicely shaped burl that was cut off of a log. The shape of the bowl followed the contours of the burl with a flair-out to a natural edge at the top (to the right in the photo of the burl). Most of the thin bark is gone leaving a beautiful edge with many tiny prickly spikes. These spikes generally occur when a burl has bird’s eye figuring, and this is certainly the case here. There are thousands of bird’s eyes and clusters of bird’s eyes with a thin lace running around them. This figuring is unusual in a maple burl. Gazing into this bowl is breath taking, like looking into a starry sky at night. There are also many small rays of curl near the rim, and the usual swirling grain lines. The bowl was turned from green wood using handheld tools on a lathe, dried for about 6 weeks, 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 is a very unusual bowl with beautiful grain figuring, a real collector’s piece.


    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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