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Manzanita Burl Bowl #23

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Project by Eric M. Saperstein posted 01-02-2014 04:27 AM 664 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On the smaller side – a little eggish, a basic form. Shallow hollowing proportionately as there’s a huge void in the base. Thinking this would make a nice vase like display for some silk flowers?

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com





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Thuzmund

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#1 posted 01-02-2014 05:22 AM

This is really cool! I think flowers or a tea candle (if the dimensions are safe) would go well. This reminds me of some clay work I’ve seen, hence the candle idea.

Bravo! So, is manzanita just apple wood? (manzana = apple in spanish)

-- Here to learn

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#2 posted 01-02-2014 05:43 AM

Thanks – not it’s not apple, it’s a scrub tree from California/Mexico. It’s gnarly, hard/soft, half rotten, full of sand and rocks, tons of bark, etc etc … never know … Turning it is like the box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get. This includes smacked with the tool when you hit a rock. Once you get past that it’s kinda cool!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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#3 posted 01-02-2014 11:53 AM

A rose with no petals. Beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 01-02-2014 10:10 PM

Wow! That’s definitely a beautiful bowl! Outstanding!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 01-03-2014 02:25 AM

Hmmm, candle probably would look pretty cool in that. I wonder if I could get thin enough or if there was enough gaps for a really neat pattern … I will have to try it.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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#6 posted 01-03-2014 02:47 AM

great job ! I really like the way you used the voids as a feature of the piece, beautiful.

-- Bret - Maverick Wood Studio

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#7 posted 01-11-2014 05:59 AM

I’ve seen designs like this, many different variations, some more random than others. This is ceramic/clay of course.

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