Wild Cherry Burl Bowl (20SF19) SOLD

Wild Cherry Burl Bowl (20SF19) SOLD

dimensions: 9" diam x 4.75" ht", 1/4" wall thickness

Sold at art tour on 9/27/20


  • Detailed Info about bowl

    This bowl was turned from a cherry burl from the UP of Michigan. The burl wrapped about 90% around a log and was cut perpendicular to its axis to give two pieces. The one used for this bowl is shown above. This bowl was turned end-grain from this piece. The live bark edge of the bowl follows the outer contours of the burl, and the pith of the log is near the center of the bowl. This bowl experienced some warping during drying which adds a nice small twist to the bowl. I like the natural warping in green turned wood. There were a few small bark inclusions and decayed areas in the bowl. These were sealed and stabilized with cyanoacrylate resin. The grain figuring is best described as mottled agate and bird’s eye within red-orange regions. There are also a lighter area coming up from the bottom and along the rim just below the bark. This is due to the non-burl part of the piece. You can see exactly how the burl emerges from the tree. The darker bark edge gives a jagged frame around the top of the bowl. 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 but the bowl is best used for artistic display. This bowl should last for hundreds of years and improve gracefully with age. Cherry darkens with age, giving a rich patina.


    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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