Walnut Bowl

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Project by swirlsandburls posted 09-27-2009 11:10 PM 1378 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all, it’s good to be back in the shop. I am still recovering from some major surgery, and haven’t really been in the shop much since March. Anyway, here is a Walnut Bowl, approx 14” dia by 3 3/4” high. My goal with the piece was to have part of the piece be asymmetrical, since the blank went very oval while drying. So, I rounded the rim and the interior, but put in very rough grooves that are dyed black. The highly polished interior is a contrast to the roughened grooves. The reverse side I made very rough, with grooves intended to look like pottery. I ebonized the back to enhance the effect. My wife claimed it, so it won’t go to the gallery!

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#1 posted 09-28-2009 01:18 AM

Welcome back! Nice work.

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#2 posted 09-28-2009 02:35 AM

Very cool contrast from the rough grooves with the black dye to the pilished interior. Great job and welcome back.

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#3 posted 09-28-2009 03:06 AM

That’s really beautiful! Nice one!!!!!!!!

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#4 posted 09-28-2009 05:45 AM

Very nice

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#5 posted 09-28-2009 08:15 AM

Beautifull! Fantastic design idea. I really like the contrast between the rough groves and the pollished interior.

Glad your getting time back in the shop.

Keep it up.


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#6 posted 09-28-2009 02:27 PM

Very nice looking bowl.

Glad to see you back


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#7 posted 02-08-2010 06:11 PM

beautiful design! great job.

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#8 posted 02-08-2010 06:14 PM

Glad your on the road to recovery,This is a great looking bowl with unique techniques.

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