Wild Cherry Burl Bowl (18SF9)
dimensions: 10" diam x 6" ht", 3/8" wall thickness
On display at my Hovland shop
Please contact me at Pignolet@umn.edu for purchase information
Detailed Info about bowl
This bowl is from a wild cherry burl that wrapped completely around a log. The burl was about 10” in diameter and was cut in the center perpendicular to the axis of the log to give two pieces. The piece used for this bowl is shown below. The burl was sold to me and came from private land in northern Wisconsin, not far from Superior. The burl was turned end-grain to give a natural bark edge on the bowl that follows the outer contour of the burl. The center or pith of the log can be seen in the bottom of the bowl. There is beautiful swirling grain in the bottom that quickly changes into the great burl figuring (bird’s eye of various size, clusters of bird’s eye, mottled agate figuring, and some lace). There was a small crack or depression in the bark that you can see in the image of the burl below. This is not unusual but as I turned the bowl that crack continued into the wood. You can see this small crack in the side of the bowl. It is sealed and stable and just adds a natural dark streak that often occurs in burls. Cherry wood always becomes more red and darker with age. The shape of this bowl evolved from the shape of the burl and my desire to show off the natural bark edge. The bowl was turned end-grain 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 may be best suited for artistic display. This bowl should last for hundreds of years and improve gracefully with age. This is a very nice burl bowl and will stimulate great conversation. It has an elegant shape and great burl figuring!
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.