I turned this bowl from a piece of still-green ash, and it lilted nicely along the rim as it dried. I then textured the outside with short gouge strokes, dyed the entire bowl deep red, and painted the rim with gold leaf. The bottom is rounded with no foot; the result is a stable table bowl that is also a comfortable lap bowl. Ash is a dense wood and this bowl has a heavy, solid feel- almost like clay pottery. 


Size: 9" x 3.5"

Red Ash Bowl - SOLD

SKU: SG-176
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Member, American Association of Woodturners


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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