rainbow tulip poplar


NATASHA is a hollow form bowl that I turned on my lathe from rainbow tulip poplar wood responsibly sourced in nearby Franklin County, Kentucky. A small knot is visible on the top of the vessel, adding to the uniqueness of this particular bowl.

“Rainbow Poplar” is yellow poplar that was stained by prolonged exposure to minerals that leech into the wood, causing a wide range of colors to form. This occurs when a log lays on the ground in just the right environment for just the right amount of time making it a pretty rare occurrence.

This hollow form bowl measures approximately 7-1/2″ wide, 2-3/8″ tall, and 2″ deep with a 3-3/4″ opening at the top. I polished the wood with Terra Nova NaturOil. This FDA approved, kosher, environmentally friendly, non-toxic oil is free of dyes, perfumes, and nut oils that can cause allergic reactions, and protects against drying, cracking, and water damage. The NaturOil then is followed by a coating of beeswax which is applied for added protection.

Care instructions are 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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