Bowls and Spoons for sale are listed below.
They can be viewed at the Studio in Telford, Shropshire by appointment. Please contact me if you would like to visit or make a purchase: email email@example.com, or 07779 967 710.
Delivery can be arranged at cost.
Payment at the studio and shows can be made by cash or card, and online by BACS.
All items are finished with an organic Swedish raw linseed oil, either plain or with added pigment.
Raw linseed oil cures to provide an attractive and functional surface which can be hand washed.
1510: ultramarine large poplar bowl, 50cm X 16cm. 425 GBP
This would make a fabulous centrepiece or salad bowl for special occasions.
Hand hewn from a large local hybrid poplar cut for safety reasons.
The remaining pieces were made into seats as they are adjacent to a footpath.
1640: very large poplar bowl, 54cm x 24cm. 2,500 GBP
This special statement piece has unusual grain patterning on the inside.
Hand hewn from this very old hybrid poplar blown over by a gale in 2015 at Easthope, Shropshire:
1639: Large birch burr bowl, 38cm x 20cm. 695 GBP
Hand hewn from a local tree which was cut down to make way for a new field gate.
I had been watching this grow for 30 years!
This burr grew on the side of the birch caused initially by an injury, fungus or virus.
There are lines of included bark created as the burr grew like dough expanding.
photo © Nigel Hooton 2016
Large Norway Maple figured ladle with hook, 37cm. 195 GBP
This beautifully figured ladle is made from the crook (where a branch grows out of the trunk) of a tree I planted as a seedling 30 years ago. The tree split apart in a storm in 2015 and this is one of only two large ladles I was able to make from it. Fortunately, the tree was able to be pollarded (cut about 2 metres above the ground) and it has started to grow again.
Watch this space for an updated ladle in 2046!
Using a crook means the grain follows the curve of the spoon giving it greater strength.
B1702: Salad/fruit bowl, medium, approx. 26cm x 9cm. 75 GBP
B1703: Salad/fruit bowl, large, approx. 32cm x 11cm. 95 GBP
Servers: medium 35 GBP pair, large 40 GBP pair.
These bowls are carved from an old poplar grown at Easthope in Shropshire.
Available with white or blue detail.
1641: Easthope poplar bowl 70cm x 22cm. 2,600 GBP
This is the largest bowl I have carved so far. It is hand hewn from the huge hybrid black poplar which blew down in a gale of 2015. Bowls of this size are difficult to dry without splitting so there are many attempts to achieve success.
This tree is recorded as being over 100 years old and was left over from a planting cut at about 45 years old for match production. The wood is usually creamy white in colour but the extra maturity has given it a lovely walnut brown tinge.
1511: large poplar bowl, ultramarine pigment. 46cm x 17cm, 395 GBP
Hand hewn in 2015 from a large poplar cut down in Benthall, Shropshire for safety reasons.