purple heart


IRINA is a contemporary bowl that I off-center turned on my lathe from purple heart exotic wood. I don’t often work with exotic wood, typically relying on local woods sourced from already fallen trees; however, a local woodworker gave me this piece of exotic wood. He got it many years ago but hadn’t gotten around to using it. Rather than continuing to collect dust on the shelf, he gifted this purple heart wood to me.

The overall bowl measures approximately 8-1/2″ wide by 1-1/4″ tall with the interior dish measuring 5-1/4″ wide by 3/4″ deep. I finished this contemporary bowl with high friction polish to bring out the wood’s natural color, grain, and tone.

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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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