If you've ever taken the time to examine a Catalpa tree in bloom, and smell its very fragrant, orchid-like flowers, you'll know why the flowers deserve to be celebrated on this bowl; they're simply one of the quiet little joys that go largely unnoticed by the general public.

 Artist Debra Silva was gracious enough to pay tribute to the flowers in oil paint on one side of this bowl.

Smooth, semi-gloss, finish.

Diameter:  14
1/2   inches 
    Height:  5
3/4 inches 

     Price: $400
Shipping: $22 (max) to U.S. destinations.  Contact me for international rates.  See Shipping for details.

Aged Black Cherry Burl Wood Bowl (BW363)

Black cherry burl is the king of figured burl woods of eastern North America. Rich color and figure that never disappoint earn it that status.

Classic bowl form and a natural, aged cherry color complement the wonderful grain of this piece. The burl from which it was turned passed

the hot summers and cold winters for decades in a rambling hay barn in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, further enhancing its

beautiful qualities.  It's destined to be someone's heirloom bowl.


Gloss, glass-smooth finish.
Diameter:  15
  inches 
    Height:  3
3/4 inches 
      Price:   $775
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Curly figured Maple is always in demand for fine furniture, musical instruments, and other heirloom quality wooden products. Such is this large bowl, which has a large amount of tiger stripe (curly) figure. The log it came from was destined to be split into firewood (and most of it was), but luckily its beauty and value were recognized before all was lost. It was heartbreaking to see such wonderfully figured wood in a heap of small stovewood pieces, but at least a few artifacts will not go up in smoke. The curl runs completely across this bowl, from rim to rim, over almost the entire piece.

Semi-gloss, glass-smooth finish.
Diameter:  14
1/2  inches 
    Height:  5 inches 
     Price:   $470
Shipping: $22 (max) to U.S. destinations. Contact me for international rates.  See Shipping for details.

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Catalpa Wood Bowl with Art (BW350)

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Catalpa Wood Bowl (BW349)

Curly Figured Maple Wood Bowl (BW327)

Catalpa, sometimes known as "Indian Bean," or "Catawba," is a handsome tree that hangs large, heart-shaped leaves from its branches, along with the lengthy "beans" that make it instantly recognizable. Its wood is light and airy, with a soft amber glow. And catalpa flowers- well, they're highly fragrant, orchid-like beauties! Overall, a wonderful tree whose wood is nicely suited for turning. So I was happy to acquire a couple chunks of this wood to fashion into bowls.

Semi-gloss, smooth finish.

Diameter:  11   inches 
    Height:  4 inches 

     Price: $180
Shipping: $18 (max) to U.S. destinations.  Contact me for international rates. See Shipping for details.

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