THIS POST EXHIBITS A SET OF BEAUTIFUL BOWLS TURNED OUT BY MY NEPHEWS. It is quite a deal process to watch them from start to finish. First they look on the firewood pile or in dead trees for the right piece of wood. It can be cotton wood tree, a mesquite tree or even an iron wood tree. Crotches, diseased parts of the tree and places where many branches came out of one place create beautiful burls that are really really neat. It is often difficult to produce these bowls and even down right dangerous. Often times they will fly to pieces as they are being turned and you ‘ve got to make sure your head is out of the way. Check out the following pictures. If you are interested in purchasing any of them shoot me an email.
Notice the natural proclivities of the wood. They leave the cracks, the knots and even the natural edge on the top in place as much as possible. There are some beautiful colors here.
These bowls are made out of a variety of wood: It may be a beryl from a Palo Verde, or a former wound from mistletoe in a mesquite tree that produces all kinds of swirls. There is cottonwood, Pepper Tree wood, Acacia wood and yes, even wood from an olive tree. Enjoy looking and if you see one you like inquire by email as to the size and price.