Two sure places to find lots of figured wood in logs are in crotches between branching limbs and in burls. Crotches can produce remarkable figure, but I want to discuss burls in this post. Burls are sphere-shaped growths that occur on the sides of tree trunks. The phot...

December 11, 2014

One of my entries took a blue ribbon at the Lines into Shapes art show in Estes Park, Colorado, in November. It was a real honor to win an award in a show with so many entries from around the country, and I am proud of the little pot that won the sculptures division. I...

October 30, 2014

This piece and Apple Pot (closed forms gallery) will be on display in the 18th annual Lines Into Shapes Art Show, November 1 - 16 at the Art Center of Estes Park, Estes Park, Colorado. The Art Center is at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  



October 1, 2014

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My primary wood source is local trees that were diseased, storm damaged, or in the path of construction. Most of this type of wood is best suited for artisan pieces, but beautiful wood can be found locally and I search hard for it. I also purchase exotic wood from wood dealers when I need stock to meet the requirements for a specific piece.

Under no circumstances do I use tree species listed as vulnerable or threatened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and I only purchase wood that is certified “Sustainably Harvested” by the Forest Stewardship Council. 

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See more of my work on Etsy at HomeSpun Bowls. I emphasize artisan pieces there and artistic pieces here. Visit both sites to see all of my work.