Wild Cherry Burl Bowl (21SF41) SOLD

Wild Cherry Burl Bowl (21SF41) SOLD

dimensions: 10" diam at top, 3.75" diam at bottom, 4.5" ht, 1/4" wall thickness

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Contact me at Pignolet@umn.edu if interested in this bowl

  • Detailed Info about bowl

    This bowl was turned from a wild cherry burl that came from the UP of Michigan, not far from Lake Superior. The burl, which was on one side of a log, was cut in half, perpendicular to the axis of the log. The burl, the cross section of the two pieces, and the piece used for this bowl (on the lathe) is shown in the images. This piece was turned end-grain, so the pith of the log is near the center of the bottom of the bowl. The bowl is interesting since one half of it contains the burl and the other half shows the log. This is a great example of a burl emerging or growing from a log. You can clearly see the intersection of burl and log. The pith of the log is visible in the bottom of the bowl. The burl has a jagged outer shape and shows early signs of decay as the dark areas. These areas and the usual hairline cracks were sealed and stabilized during the turning with cyanoacrylate resin. The burl shows bird’s eye figuring within a mottled reddish background, typical of cherry burl. The log part shows the usual growth rings, and a count shows the tree was about 40 years old. The burl started forming when the tree was about 25 years old according to a count of the growth rings toward the burl. This is an unusual bowl that tells a story of a burl emerging on one side of a cherry tree. One can only wonder what caused the burl to start. There are also growth patterns of two old branches in the log. The bowl was turned from wet wood and set aside to dry and stabilize for several months (under controlled conditions). The bowl was sanded to 400 grit and 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 this bowl is best used and an artistic piece. Cherrywood will darken with age, giving it 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.