Some more bowls

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

  1. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    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. yuhina

    yuhina Tropical member

    lovely!! I love them all!! those bowls really makes me hungry!
    salad, nuts and fruits! :)
  3. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    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. allenro

    allenro Active Member

    Keep posting them! I enjoy looking at them. People do have the option of not looking;)
  5. speyfisher

    speyfisher Active Member

    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. yuhina

    yuhina Tropical member

    That's really cool! thanks for the story! I love ancient instruments as well... I will look up those dishes! Thanks!
  7. Mark Mercer

    Mark Mercer Member

    I don't know're posting a lot of these.........Yeah! keep it up, they're really cool.
  8. Bradley Miller

    Bradley Miller Dances with fish

    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. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    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. Dottiesdad

    Dottiesdad Member

    Great choice of finish for the bowls! Thanks for posting.