diameter: 7 1/2"
height: 2 1/2"
shipping weight: 2lb 1oz (when asking about shipping costs, please don't forget to give me your zip code)
finish: one coat of natural stain then 5 coats of clear flat enamel
COMMENTS: One of my better efforts, I think. Nice clean lines and contrasting bold colors. I particularly like the omega curves with embedded ovals and have shown a pic at the bottom of this page showing them in closeup. The pinwheel in the middle turned out particularly well, with the maple showing lots of little tiny ray flakes. I think the contrasting colors in the thin-wood laminate worked really nicely.
This is one of those bowls that makes it REALLY clear that the prices I charge don't begin to compare to the effort that goes into the bowl.
I ALWAYS POINT OUT ANYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE COMMENTED ON. THESE ARE (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED) THINGS THAT DO NOT DETRACT FROM THE BEAUTY OF THE BOWL, BUT I WANT TO BE SURE I GIVE A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. SO ... there is a small void in the piece of bocote at the right of center. This is the kind of thing that happens with wood, it being an organic material, and I don't consider it significant but since you might not agree I want to be sure you are aware of it. You can see it easily in the enlargement of the orientation view
the bottom view and the bowl blank
closeups of the omega curves (with embedded ovals)