I admit that the sort of non complex carving that happens when I carve a small bowl is pretty alluring. No antsy detail. No pattern that needs to be followed. Just follow the will of the wood.
today I put up a new page on the site for hand carved bowls, but thought that I’d spend a bit of time taking about my favorites . I am kind of hoping that these do not sell at next weeks show. I’ve made the mistake of getting attached to them.
Only a few inches around, the banding on the sides and interior, and the rough lip make this one a favorite just to hold and look at. Made from a piece of cherry firewood.
This second one was also from firewood. I love the subtle grain pattern and the rough lip.
This third bowl was from a slightly larger piece of cherry firewood. I had enough wood to form a bit of a handle. I went experimental and charred the interior with a torch. Before finishing you scrape off most to the char, leaving just blackened wood. There are slight defects in the wood that in my mind make the piece even more interesting.
I’ve done a number of others, and like them, but these are my favorites.
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These are pretty, Lou. ‘…just to hold and look at’ meaning small enough to put paper clips or a ring/earrings as a holding place?
The smallest one is about four inches in diameter, the next is five, and the oblong carbonized one is six inches at its widest by about ten and a half inches long at the tip of the handle. For the smaller ones, jewelry would be an ideal and lovely use.
They are gorgeous. Much more interesting than perfectly turned pieces. When you say they are a few inches around, I’m confused. How large are they in diameter?
The smallest one is about four inches in diameter, the next is five, and the oblong carbonized one is six inches at its widest by about ten and a half inches long at the tip of the handle.
Hard to pick a favorite. They are all beautiful. Love the handle. I would buy one of these at an art/craft show in a flash!!!
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