Small Natural Edge Maple Burl Bowl

Hand Made Natural Edge Maple Burl Bowl

This little Maple burl bowl has a tiny foot to stabilize it when sitting on a flat surface and stop it from tipping due to the imbalance in the rim. A generous coat of oil enhances the colours and the figure and 9 coats of wipe on poly provide durable protection. The bowl was dyed with red to enhance the natural burl inside & out. The edge was dyed black. Notice how the light shines through the tiny natural hole near the bottom.

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Japanese Doll Salt Shaker and Pepper Mill

Salt Shaker and Pepper Mill Japanese DollA Japanese Doll that’s also a Salt Shaker and Pepper Mill. The salt is in the head and the pepper is in the body. Tip the doll upside down and shake to get the salt or turn the head to grind the pepper. The bow tie on top adjusts the grind. The mechanism makes it easy to replenish the seasonings inside. The doll is made from dyed Maple Burl (the body), Holly (the head) and dyed Yellow Cedar (the hair).

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Natural Egde Dogwood Vase

small dogwood vaseA small natural edge vase made from Dogwood with a pruned branch forming a wing. The wood was given to me by another woodturner after it had spalted and seasoned for several months.

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Japanese Doll Salt Shaker & Pepper Mill

 

Salt Shaker and Pepper Mill Japanese DollDesigned in the shape of a Japanese Kokeshi doll, this salt shaker & pepper mill has multiple functions. Salt is stored inside the head of the sculpture and pepper is stored in the body. Turn the head to grind the pepper or tip the doll upside down and shalt to dispense salt. The bun on top is also the adjustment for the grind. Remove the bun and the metal disc to add more salt and remove the head to replenish the pepper. The salt and the pepper never mix. The grinding mechanism is ceramic, meaning that it will never get dull. The wood is figured Maple for the body, Maple burl for the hair and the bun and the head is Maple. The hair and the body were dyed and the figure is protected with 9 coats of food safe finish.

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Heron on Juniper

Natural Edge Juniper Platter with Heron

This piece of Juniper has a significant difference between the heartwood and sapwood colours. The rays of figure are dramatic when the light reflects from the central area. The three flat edges are the natural edges of the tree. The figure of the Heron was masked, burned, and textured prior to being painted with an airbrush.

11″ Diameter X 1.75″ High

$100 (stand not included)

Twilight Flight

Platter with Heron

This small platter had the figure enhanced with a variety of blue, red and yellow to represent the background sky after sunset and 4 colours make up the Heron in flight. Danish Oil makes the colours and the figure more prominent and 9 hand rubbed coats of wipe-on poly provide durable protection.

9.5″ Diameter X 1.25″ High

$120 (stand not included)

Flying off into the Sunset

Sunset Platter with Heron

The figure in this small platter has been enhanced with the addition of 4 different combinations of Red, Yellow and Orange acrylic paints and the Heron was added with 3 different shades of black. The colours of the setting sun in the sky appear to reflect from the glossy feathers of this magnificent bird. Danish Oil brightens the colours and makes the figure more prominent while 9 hand rubbed coats of wipe-on poly provide protection.

8.75″ Diameter X 1.25″ High

$100

Square Bowl with Enhanced Figure

Square Maple Burl Bowl with Enhanced Figure

This lovely little bowl was turned from a square block of wood, leaving the edges intact. The figure is enhanced by many colours of airbrushed acrylic paints which were subsequently sanded off, leaving their impact only in the figure. Danish Oil was used to make the colours and the figure even more pronounced, followed by 9 hand rubbed coats of wipe-on poly, leaving a clean soft feeling when touched.

8.5″ Corner to Corner, 6″ Side to Side X 1.75 High at Corners

$80Square Edged Maple Burl Bowl with Enhanced Figure

Sunset over the Foothills

Sunset Over the Mountains

I make a habit of pausing to observe every scene like this that I encounter. I love the way further mountains appear faded, the way the sunlight filters through the clouds onto the hillside.

This platter was painted with acrylic colours and later sanded to make the colours fade. Coated with 9 hand rubbed coats of wipe-on poly, the finish is made to last.

11.75″ Diameter X 1.75″ High

$75 (stand not included)

Figured Maple Platter

Figured Maple Platter with 2 Inclusions and 3 Feet

The figure in this platter really stands out and the two inclusions add life. Three feet are carved on the bottom to lift it from a table but it displays better in a stand (not included). The platter is protected by 9 hand rubbed coats of wipe-on poly and is food safe.

12.25″ Diameter X 1″ High

$115