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RAMURA

RAMURA is a live edge bowl that I hand turned on my lathe from cherry wood. As is my preference, I used wood responsibly sourced in Central Kentucky for this piece — right here in Bourbon County to be exact!

Interestingly, this particular piece of cherry wood comes from a portion of the tree where several branches emerged. Known as “crotch wood,” pieces such as this tend to have swirling grain and irregular figure, which makes them especially compelling visually.

Through the process of turning this piece, I released a lot of tension in the wood. Consequently, the wood formed some minor cracks (even though it was dry). I reinforced the cracks and knots, but some warping may occur over time as more tension is released. However, I believe that this movement only adds to the uniqueness of this piece.

This live edge bowl measures approximately 5-1/8″ wide, 3-1/2″ tall, and 3-1/8″ deep. I polished the bowl with food safe walnut oil. 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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