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- ManyTracks Art Gallery -

One of a Kind, Hand Carved Wood Bowls

by Steve Schmeck


Available now ...

Wild Black Cherry carved bowl

"Cherry Nest"
wild black cherry - 14-1/2" x 10-1/2" x 4"
$1,450 

This bowl will be on display at the Northern Michigan University DeVos Art Museum's "North of 45" exhibit June 21 - July 30, 2021. 

 

If you are interested in the bowl carving process, check here or the 'In Progress' button above  periodically to see how my most recent project is coming along.

I'll be in the shop carving both bowls and spoons, so check back often.



   

April, 2020 - It has been a couple of years since I have carved any bowls but this fall while cutting firewood I came across a couple of trees that begged to be remembered by being made into bowls. This bowl began as a large, heavy (at least 50 lb.) piece of black cherry. You can get an idea of how much wood was  removed. For scale, the carving bench top is 24" square.

Black Cherry Bowl 1/1/2020   Steve beginning black cherry bowl - 2020

I had a rough idea of where I wanted to go with this bowl; a shallow bowl suspended by a three-footed base. The bowl itself is captured but separate,  secured by extensions upward from the base. I started on this bowl in early January and it was finished around the middle of April, 2021.

Wild Black Cherry carved bowl
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Also available ... 

"Searching for Stability"
wild black cherry - 15" x 9" x 4"
Available... $825  ( + shipping)
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Hand carved black cherry bowl "Spring"
"Spring"
cherry  -  13 " x 7-1/2" x 1-3/4"
Available ... $425  (+ shipping )

Steve's Bowls Archive
Photos and larger images of some of the bowls I have carved over the years.



     "What I would like to do before it is too late is to get this across to a few craftsmen-to-be who will work after me, and also to a public which will be there to receive them, because we are living in a time when, I believe, this is important. 
     Fine things in wood are important, not only aesthetically, as oddities or rarities, but because ... much of our life is spent buying and discarding and buying again things that are not good.
     Some of us long to have at least something, somewhere, which will give us harmony and a sense of durability -- I won't say permanence, but durability -- things that, through the years, become more and more beautiful, things we can leave to our children"
                                        James Krenov -- "A Cabinetmaker's Notebook"
 

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Updated 05/25/2021

 

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