Large Leaf Quilted Maple Burl Bowl: 9.75" x 6"
When I first started wood turning after retiring from medicine several years ago, I discovered a previously unknown interest. Turning an undistinguished piece of wood into something of beauty is incredibly satisfying. North American native woods—walnut, cherry, oak, hickory, poplar, box elder and cedar—highlight different features in each of the bowls, platters, plates and more recently vases I turn. Including “defects”, knots, cracks and inclusions, only enhances their beauty. Contrasting and complementary strips of different woods and grains yield intricate and fascinating shapes and patterns, further enhancing the uniqueness of each piece.