pecan burl

CALLISTO

CALLISTO is a decorative wooden bowl that I hand turned on my lathe. This piece is made from pecan burl wood responsibly sourced here in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Burls are knotty growths on trees where the wood grew in a deformed manner as a result of stress (due to injury, virus, or a fungal infection). Deformation of the wood as the tree grew creates a unique and visually striking grain when viewed from any vantage point.

The vessel’s shape combined with the wood’s rich coloring, beautiful grain, and natural cracks–which I reinforced–give it an almost Old World feel, hearkening back to pottery of the Ancient Greeks.

This decorative wooden bowl measures approximately 4-3/4″ wide, 3-3/4″ tall, and 3-1/4″ deep. I polished the bowl with food safe walnut oil followed by a protective coating of carnauba wax and beeswax. Care instructions were included with the purchase of this piece.

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A little about me….
I’m a historical archaeologist and spend my days excavating sites, analyzing artifacts, and writing up my findings. When I’m not in the field, you’ll find me in my woodshop. I primarily use found and reclaimed wood from here in Central Kentucky. It’s my hope that incorporating elements of the wood as I found it into each piece serves as a reminder that the object you see once was part of a beautiful, living tree. Learn more about me and my shop here.

Creekview Woodshop donates a portion of every sale to Green Forests Work, a nonprofit dedicated to re-establishing healthy and productive forests on formerly mined lands in Appalachia.

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