Bowls

Bowls are perhaps the classic turned item. They come in an infinite variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from a couple of inches diameter to thirty inches or more. As well as the classic bowl, there are also "natural edge" bowls where the original bark, or the outline of the trunk, is left on the bowl, and winged bowls, where a shape other than a circle is the starting point.

I normally finish my bowls with food safe oil and beeswax, making them safe to use in the kitchen. These can be wiped or washed with ordinary soapy water. More ornamental bowls may be finished with carnauba wax for a high sheen.

 

Finger bowl
Small finger bowl for holding bits and pieces, or nuts!

Finger bowl

Walnut

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Natural edge bowl
Bow with the bark of the natural edge left on it

Natural edge bowls

Laburnum and sycamore

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Bowls
Three bowls showing variety of form

Three bowls

Elm, chestnut, elm

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Large burr oak bowl
A large burr oak bowl with cracks and imperfections featured as ornamental detail

LARGE BURR OAK BOWL

Burr Oak

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Hollow form
A taller bowl, heading towards what woodturners call a hollow form

HOLLOW FORM

Ash

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Winged bowl
A winged bowl, slightly off square

Winged bowl (off-square)

Walnut

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Oak hollow form
Bowls turned from offcuts of an oak roofing truss

Hollow form and bowl

Oak

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Small oak offcut bowls
A bowl turned from an oak beam offcut

Small offcut bowls

Oak

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Yew bowl
A large, thick section yew bowl showing the difference between softwood and heartwood

Yew log bowl

Yew

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Oak bowl with medullar rays
Strong grain and medullar ray patterns in this oak bowl

OAK MEDULLAR RAYS

Oak

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Large oak bowl
Large burr oak bowl. The ogee shape was determined by the shape of the burr.

LARGE BURR OAK

Burr Oak

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Shallow burr oak bowl
A large platter or shallow bowl turned from an oak burr
Large burr oak bowl

SHALLOW BURR OAK

Burr Oak

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Yew dishes
Three natural edge yew bowls.

SHALLOW DISHES

Yew BL122-4

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Olive ash bowl
An ash bowl with some burr holes. 11 inch diameter. £40 (Sold).

SHALLOW BOWL

Olive Ash BL126

Square winged ash bowl
A square winged ash bowl. 10 inches wide. 2 inches high. £40.

SQUARE WINGED BOWL

Ash BL127

Square winged ash bowl
Underneath a square winged ash bowl. 10 inches wide. 2 inches high. £40.

UNDERNEATH SQUARE BOWL

Ash BL127

Yarn bowls
Yarn bowls for holding balls of wool

Yarn BOWLS

Ash, spalted beech BL128-30

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Communion platter
Platter for holding the bread in the communion service

Communion PLATTER

BL131

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Burr elm bowl
A particularly fine piece of burr elm. 9 inch diameter. £60.

Burr ELM BOWL

Burr elm BL132

Mopane bowl
This is a heavy (very dense) exotic wood which I think is mopane. Size 7 x 4 " £60.

HEAVY BOWL

Mopane BL133

Yew bowl
This bowl is made from an irregular chunk of yew. Size 6.5 x 5" Price: £40.

YEW BOWL

Yew BL134

Hand turned afzelia bowl
A chunky large bowl, with a second bowl made from its core. Afzelia is an uncommon wood from Africa. Size 10 x 4" 7 x 2.5" £60, £20. £70 for the pair.

PAIR OF BOWLS

Afzelia BL136,7

Hand turned walnut platter
A chunky large bowl, with a second bowl made from its core. Afzelia is an uncommon wood from Africa. Size 12 x 5" SOLD.

LARGE PLATTER

Walnut BL135