Some more bowls

Discussion in 'Arts and Literature' started by Jack Devlin, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. A few more of my Alder bowls/grease dishes. Hey you guys, if you get tired of looking at this stuff or if I'm posting too much/too often let me know. Don't want to overstay my welcome here. I make a lot of bowls.
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  2. lovely!! I love them all!! those bowls really makes me hungry!
    salad, nuts and fruits! :)
  3. Hi yuhina,
    Actually, this style of bowl was used by the Northwest Coast Indians as grease or oil dishes. They would contain oil rendered from candlefish into which they would dip their dried fish (salmon) to make more palatable.
    Thanks for your comments.
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  4. Keep posting them! I enjoy looking at them. People do have the option of not looking;)
  5. Nice! If you ever get to the place where you have too many of them, I'm sure you could unload them here. (hint, hint);)
  6. That's really cool! thanks for the story! I love ancient instruments as well... I will look up those dishes! Thanks!
  7. I don't know're posting a lot of these.........Yeah! keep it up, they're really cool.
  8. Keep posting. I love the look of these. I'd also like to know something about the techniques involved in their creation. Is that too proprietary? They're beautiful.
  9. I carve my bowls by hand from green alder using only and adze, a straight knife, and a crooked knife. They are finished with a proprietary blend of oils and beeswax. Inlays used are bone and abalone shell.
  10. Great choice of finish for the bowls! Thanks for posting.

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