by David Fisher
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Requests: If you see something here that is sold, or in the gallery, and you would like to have me make something similar for you, please contact me. I work from nature, but I can usually find an appropriate log or branch to make a similar piece. You may be able to get a general idea on pricing based on some of the sold pieces below, and if you contact me I'll be able to give you a better idea of the price for the request you are considering.
This walnut bowl is 19 1/4 inches long, 10 1/8 inches wide, and 5 1/2 inches high. The sweeping lines of the rim are compimented by lines extending along the exterior walls from the corners of the handles. There is a tight quarter-sized knot in this bowl, but it won't cause any problems. The price of $ 625 include shipping in the U.S. SOLD
This cherry oval shrink pot is 4 3/4 inches high and 4 1/4 inches wide. Into the front surface, I carved a line from the poem "Heaven" by Rupert Brooke:
Fish say, they have their Stream and Pond;
But is there anything Beyond?
Swimming among the words are fish, their locations determined by the little pin knots in the wood that became their eyes.
The Price of $295 incudes shipping. SOLD
This cherry bowl features a line from a J.R.R. Tolkien poem in his book The Fellowship of the Ring:
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
The words begin on one handle and wander around the opposite end before returning. The bowl itself is an asymmetrical free form, and the grain undulates with curly figure. 21 inches long, 8 1/2 inches wide, and 1 7/8 inches high. $675 SOLD
This walnut bowl features a border necklace of graduated triangles around the rim. The lower corners of the handles are connected along the exterior by a raised flowing line. The rim sweeps from a low point in the middle portion of the bowl upward to the handles. 19 1/2 inches long, 8 3/4 inches wide, and 3 5/8 inches high. For additional photos, please see my blog post here. $675 SOLD
This bowl is inspired by Thomas Love Peacock's poem Three Men of Gotham. In it, three men go to sea in a bowl to catch the moon. Engaged in conversation with "Old Care," they invite him into their bowl. He declines, explaining that it is Jove's decree: "In a bowl Care may not be. In a bowl Care may not be." There is much more to the story. You can read about it, along with much more about this bowl, including additional photos, at my blog post here.
This is quite a large and deep bowl -- 24 inches long, 13 1/2 inches wide, and 4 3/4 inches deep -- carved from a black walnut log. The price of $925 includes shipping in the U.S. Please inquire for a shipping rate outside of the U.S. SOLD
While I was designing and sculpting this bowl, the lines from Charles Kingsley's 19th century poem "Young and Old" kept running through my head:
WHEN all the world is young, lad,
And all the trees are green;
And every goose a swan, lad,
And every lass a queen;
I like the wonderful, simple spirit of youthful optimism expressed in those lines. I hope that outlook is reflected in the piece, whether one chooses to perceive it as a goose or a swan.
For more photos, including progress shots, see my blog post about this bowl.
This bowl began as a junction where a branch curved away from a found (fallen) cherry tree trunk. The grain of the trunk flows through the body, then rises away through the branch to form the neck. There is a sharp contrast between textures in this piece. The hollow of the bowl and the tail are textured from the sharp edge of a hooked knife, while the neck and body are smooth, highlighting the curly figure and color variation of the wood.
This is a large bowl, by far the largest bird-inspired bowl that I've made. From beak to tail, it is 32 inches long, 15 inches high, and 6 inches wide. $750 SOLD
I've finished four more "evening trees" shrink pots. These ones are in harder red maple with a nice white contrast to the dark blue exterior. The trees are carved through the paint revealing the white wood beneath. The dimensions vary slightly, but they are around 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 inches in diameter and around 5 inches high. SOLD
This shrink pot follows the natural twist of the grain in the cherry log. The surfaces taper and rotate as they rise up from the base. Successive sides are carved with the words, "What has bent you, warped and twisted you" from Harriet Monroe's poem, The Pine at Timber-Line. 6 1/2 inches high and 4 1/4 inches square at the base. SOLD
I ebonized the outside of this horse head ale bowl with black waterproof India ink. It is 12 3/4 inches long, 7 inches wide, and 5 1/2 inches high. It will hold around 24 ounces of your favorite beverage. For more information and additional photos, please see my blog post here. SOLD
This is my version -- well, at least my first version -- of the traditional horse-head Scandinavian ale bowl. I wrote about the making of this piece in this blog post, a post which includes other images in it's pre-oiled state. This is just large enough to wrap both hands around as you sip your ale. Of course, it could also be used for a number of other things. It is 9 1/2" long, 5 1/4" wide, and 5" high. Not large, but a challenging form with many flowing lines to coordinate. SOLD
I carved this round bowl from a cherry log with some lovely quilted figure; challenging to carve, but worth it in this case. I incorporated a sculptural detail in which the outer surface flows over the rim and explores the bowl interior. The interior may also bring a lily pad to mind. For additional photos and information, check out my blog post. The bowl is 13 3/4 inches in diameter, and 3 1/2 inches high. SOLD
Each bowl is signed and numbered in a series for that year on the bottom.