Wild Cherry Burl Bowl (19SF2) SOLD

Wild Cherry Burl Bowl (19SF2) SOLD

dimensions: 15" max, 12.5" min diam x 4.5" ht, 7/16" wall thickness


Please contact me at Pignolet@umn.edu for purchase information

  • Detailed Info about bowl

    This bowl was turned from a cherry burl that I purchased from a logger in the UP of Michigan, near the south shore of Lake Superior. A view of the cut burl, positioned on the lathe, is shown below. The full burl (shown above) was cut in half to give two pieces (shown above as cross sections SF2 and SF1). The piece labelled SF2 was used for this end-grain turned bowl. The live bark edge of the bowl follows the outer contours of the burl. The pith or center of the log is near the center of the bowl since the burl wrapped most of the way around the log. The grain figuring in the bowl is best described as mottled agate and bird’s eye, and the colors are red-brown with some lighter areas with unusual green and blue overtones. 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 so this bowl can be used to serve and display food. This bowl should last for hundreds of years and improve gracefully with age. Cherry wood always darkens with age, giving it a rich patina. Since the burl gave two similar bowls, I included an image showing the top views of both finished bowls. This may help if you are considering both bowls, assuming they are both still available.


    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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