Cottonwood Bowls

These are great examples of why I love to turn cottonwood.  The figure is just fantasitc.

The larger bowl is about 11″ diameter.  IMG_4019.jpg

 

 

This smaller one is about 4″.

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Wormy Maple Bowl

The worms really had a field-day in this Maple tree.  They bored lots of holes.  I like the patterns they left in the wood.  I think this bowl shows off both the beauty of the wood and gives a glimpse into the lives of creatures that lived in the tree.

 

The bowl measures about 10.75″ x 3″

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$85 Sold

Flame Box Elder Bowl

This bowl is about 6.5″ x 1.75″ and is a great example of the red “flame” staining that can occur in Box Elder.

There are several ideas about what causes the flame stain – maybe a fungus, maybe a bug, or maybe just some physical stress that the tree endured.

In any case, it is striking.

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The end-grain (around where the center of the tree was) has been filled where it cracked. You might be able to see a line of transparency in the photos.  I have had this bowl in my personal collection for several years, and this repair has not showed any sign of being a problem.

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$30 Sold

Box Elder Tesla Bowl

Shallow bowl of Box Elder, 10.5″ x 2″, Licthenberg figure aournd the outside.

Box Elder is known for having a firey red flame pattern in some woods.  It is thought to be due to some sort of stress that causes the wood to change color.  This piece only has the tiniest little bit of flame color – so small thatyou can’t even see it in the photos.

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Crazy Color Cottonwood Bowl

I just love the figure that you sometimes find in Cottonwood.  I decided to use some dye on this piece to bring out that figure.  The result has hints of green, yellow, blue and red, and really highlights the figure in the grain on one half of this bowl.

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$95 Sold

Cottonwood Tesla Bowl

Bowl from native Colorado Cottonwood.    Lichtenberg fractal patterns burned around the rim.

The bowl is 10 1/2″ diameter.

This tree was rescued from a tree-trimer’s “free firewood” pile.

 

$75 Sold

Walnut Tesla Bowl

Walnut bowl, about 11″ diameter, with Lichtenberg fractal patterns. Also features a natural bark inclusion along the rim (a defect in the original tree).