hand turned wood

Maple Hollow Form

Maple Hollow Form | 11″ x 6.5″ x 2.25″ | #452

I am very fortunate to have access to a family farm in Georgia. The primary tree on this property is long leaf pine but there are also numerous hard wood trees in the low area of the property. These trees are never cut down but occasionally one will either die or blow down. The wood for this bowl came from a maple tree that blew down during a storm. The darker wood comes from the center of the tree and the lighter color wood is closer to the outside of the tree. The black lines in the wood are where the wood is beginning to decay. This is called spalting.

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Nicole Wolff
Gallery Director

All my bowls and vessels are made from recycled wood. This is wood from a tree that was cut down by a homeowner for safety reasons, by a builder in order to facilitate construction of a new home or was blown down by Mother Nature. This wood would have ended up in the city landfill or someone’s fireplace. Much of my wood I find on the side of the road waiting for the trash pickup.

None of my bowls are perfect because they were made from imperfect wood by imperfect hands however, I make up for their imperfection by adding a little magic to each one. Beyond their beautiful appearance, each of my bowls/vessels has the added benefit of being able to hold your worries and fears. So by placing your worries and fears in your bowl, you are better able to focus on the blessings in life.

I hope you enjoy your bowl as much as I did in making it for you.

Mark Wood