Shallow Wood Bowl, SARAH, Wooden Dish Hand Turned from Gingko from the Historic Bell House

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SARAH is a shallow wood bowl that I hand turned from gingko responsibly sourced in Fayette County, Kentucky. In fact, this particular piece of wood came from a ginkgo tree that stood at Bell Court near the historic Bell House in Lexington, Kentucky. It's incredible to think that this tree was standing on the grounds at the time that the home was visited by Mary Todd Lincoln.

This majestic ginkgo tree unfortunately died due to being girdled by the city's weed eaters (the city now owns the property). As a result, however, the arborist that owned the service that removed the tree (and who so kindly shared this wood with us), petitioned the city to change their lawn care practices so this would not happen again.

The bowl measures 13" wide, 1-7/8" tall, and 1-3/8" deep with the interior portion measuring 9-5/8". I polished this shallow wood bowl with food safe Odie's Oil to provide a durable finish and rich luster.

Even though the wood is dry, it's always good to keep in mind that wood is a material that is constantly changing. Changes in humidity and temperature may cause wood to move, and if there are knots or inclusions, these can cause some movement in the wood after it's been turned since tension has been released.

If this occurs, it's often barely noticeable, but I always like for people to be aware that this can happen at times. I view it as a unique aspect of the material I work with, and as someone that loves knots, bark, and various inclusions, I embrace that the wood is going to do what the wood is going to do, so to speak. 🙂

It's also good to be mindful of avoiding exposure of the wood to prolonged moisture, direct sunlight, and excessive heat, which can cause more dramatic movement, cracking, or color change.

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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We plan to continue releasing a limited number of my unique handmade wood bowls, turned wooden trays, lidded vessels, and other items for sale here in our own online shop, so please check back regularly. To view the rest of our available catalog of functional wood art, please visit our Etsy shop!

What collectors of my work are saying…

“Henry” has a home. I’m certain he will keep it as warm as the tale behind him and be just tough enough as his material, to take on three rowdy boys. Support living artisans! When you do, you will have greater appreciation for the work put into it. My friends were very grateful for the piece and so am I, because I’ll get to see him over the years. Thank you, Tanya. (I may knock on your shop door, one day!)
Khaled B.
Creekview Woodshop displays the work of two very talented young ladies. Tanya makes the most beautiful pieces from wood that many woodworkers would put in the burn pile. They are magnificent! I have purchased for friends, my son, and myself. And Lori displays and photographs Tanya’s woodturnings, showing them as exhibit pieces! I love following them on Facebook where I get to see the latest gorgeous wood pieces.
Marsha C.
A beautiful keepsake plate in form and also in history. To know the age of this beloved tree that sadly died, makes each piece of it sacred and irreplaceable. If only these trees could talk and tell us all that they’ve seen. Silent witnesses of generations past. I’m grateful to the owner of this shop for sharing interesting stories, which she always seems to do. She helps you feel a part of history. She also gives excellent customer service and ships fast. I just really love this artist and her store. I can’t rate her highly enough!
Jeanette H.
The walnut platter named Joseph is sooooo...... Beautiful. Buy with confidence from this extraordinary artist.
Katherine S.

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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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