spalted rainbow tulip poplar

TYLAR

Tylar is a modern wood bowl hand turned from spalted rainbow tulip poplar. For this piece I used wood sustainably sourced in nearby Franklin County, Kentucky.

“Rainbow Poplar” is yellow poplar that was stained by prolonged exposure to minerals that leech into the wood. This causes the wide range of colors you see to form. It happens 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.

I finished the bowl with high friction polish to enhance the wood’s natural changes in coloring, tone, and grain.

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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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