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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"
Available 8/29/2020    $1,450 

 

 

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 captured but as a separate piece secured by either pegs or possibly loops at the top of the three legs. I started on this bowl in early January and it was finished, except for final oiling and waiting a while for it to mellow a bit on April 10, 2020. Click on the image below to see some larger photos.

Wild Black Cherry carved bowl


--- Other Bowls Currently Available ---


"Searching for Stability"
wild black cherry - 15" x 9" x 4"
Available... $325  ( +shipping)
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Hand carved black cherry bowl "Spring"
"Spring"
cherry  -  13 " x 7-1/2" x 1-3/4"
Available ... $275  (+ shipping )

Bowls by Steve - Archive
   

"Loopy"
cherry  -  16" x 11" x 4"
(This bowl is in a private collection)

Carved Cherry Bowl - 'Community'
"Community"
wild black cherry - 15" - 9" - 4"
SOLD 11/24/2018
  "Standing on All Three" bowl carved by Steve Schmeck
"Standing on All Three"
cherry  -  8-1/2 " x 5-3/4" x 3-1/4"
SOLD 7/9/2019
Cherry Looper #86   Cherry Looper2 #86
                  "Cherry Looper"
                
wild black cherry   -  18" x 14" x 7"
                     SOLD - in private collection
Cherry 'Wavelet' Bowl
"Wavelet"
wild black cherry - 13" x 8" x 4"
SOLD - in private collection
  Cherry 'Candy' Bowl by Steve Schmeck
"Candy"
wild black cherry - 7" x 7" x 2"
SOLD - in private collection
 
Carved Bowl - 'Cherry Butte 1' by Steve Schmeck
"Cherry Butte 1"
wild black cherry - 7" x 6" x 3"
SOLD
- in private collection
  Carved Bowl - 'Cherry Butte 2' by Steve Schmeck
"Cherry Butte 2"
wild black cherry - 7" x 6" x 3"
SOLD
- in private collection

"Duet"
wild black cherry--19" x 11" x 6" 
(This bowl is in a private collection)
 
handled burl bowl
wild black cherry  -  13" x 6" x 5"
(This bowl is in a private collection)
 


     "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 09/18/2020

 

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