I turned this piece while recalling the high plains and ancient volcanic cones of the Wupatki country north and east of Flagstaff, Arizona, where I lived for several years. I centered the top in a large section of crotch-wood, producing curly figure across the rim and dark heartwood streaks that swirl around the bowl. The wide rim slopes gently upward, then drops abruptly into the bowl, reflecting the topography of this remote and beautiful region. ~Mesa Bowl


Size: 12.5" x 2.5"

Ash Bowl

SKU: SG-50
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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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