In addition to starting some larger walnut bowls, I’ve been working to get some examples finished to take to Plymouth for the Greenwood Fest in a couple weeks. Among them are some lettering examples, a couple medium-sized bowls, and some bird bowls to go along with the hands-on session. Now that I’ve got some of the bird bowls and a couple small ale bowls oiled up, I thought I’d share some of the photos. After the Fest, I’ll have to sort out what I’m doing with them.
I’ve been playing around with some designs inspired by different birds or types of birds. Each of these is carved from a branch crook:
I’ve shown these ale bowls below before, pre-oil. Now oiled, the contrast between the cherry sapwood and heartwood is much more evident, at least until the sapwood color mellows over the years to come.