lathe-turned spalted maple wood natural-edge bowl

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turned wood bowl: spalted maple with natural-edge and hand-carved feet

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wood-turning by Edric Florence
Woodturnings: spalted maple hollow-turned vase with natural-edge lip
Large Natural-Edge Spalted Maple-Wood Bowl
With Hand-Carved Feet

I turned this large spalted maple natural edge bowl starting from the outside edge bark line inward. This particular piece does not contain as much spalting as do most of my other pieces, but still has some unique grain patterns. A decaying knot in the upper corner was carved away and filled with ebony and epoxy, sealing the knothole and adding a little character. The legs were turned and carved as an intricate part of the log; I try incorporating these features - labor-intensive as they are - whenever possible to better display the bowl as it stands above the tabletop.

In admiring this bowl - especially in these photographs - the natural form reminds me of my younger days surfing in Hawaii: early morning glassy conditions, perfect swell 6 to 8 feet, break is left to right and just a few close friends there to watch.

Dimensions: 15" x 11" x 6"

Weight: 15 oz.

Status: For Sale

Item Number: 129

photography by Peter Shefler Clearstory StudiosPhotography by Peter Shefler   © 2002  Clearstory Studios

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