Monday, 20 June 2011

Hazel Burl Bowl

I carved this bowl about a year ago, but have just rediscovered the photo's i took of it during a clean up of the files and folders on my computer, the bowl was hand carved from a Hazel Burl that i found while on a trip out, if i remember right it took a fair amount of time to work round the twisted grain that was within the burl using a spoon knife and crook knife.

I didn't expect too much with the grain pattern as Hazel is a white wood, but when i varnished the bowl the grain came alive, i still have this bowl in a display cabinet in the dining room, along with a couple of antler handled spoons that i carved.