Hand Carved Walnut Bowl

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Hand Carved Walnut Bowl

225.00

I almost passed over this piece of black walnut. I found it in a local sawmill's burn pile with a large chainsaw cut in the middle. After cutting away the damaged wood, I found this bowl hiding inside. That unique curve that makes it such a fantastic serving bowl was a result of some loggers errant chainsaw. Talk about serendipity. Whether holding the families fruit, decorating a table, or carrying your next veggie tray this piece will look GREAT doing it. 

This bowl is 30.5" x 11" x 2" and weighs almost 6 lbs. The whole thing is polished smooth as silk. It's so smooth you'll have a hard time not petting it. Really.

Have you heard of "chatoyancy"? It's the iridescent look you see in tiger eyes and star sapphires. And this piece has got it. Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to capture it with my camera. You can see hints of it in some of the pictures. Look for alternating light and dark markings that run across the grain.

While the top of this bowl is meant to be graceful and flowing, the bottom is meant to evoke thoughts of where the piece came from. The bottom has a large area that retains the rippling natural edge found when the bark was peeled off. There are also two areas that have cracks. These cracks are superficial and won't harm the bowl, but at least for me, evoke thoughts of the burn pile this piece was found in.

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