Chip carved bowl
Last year about this time I was carving this bowl for a customer. He had seen a bowl carved like this in the Vesterheim Museum and wanted to give one just like it to his parents for a Christmas gift. I gave him a real deal on this carving because I was really interested in doing the work. I had several chunks of green basswood so I rough turned some bowls, let them dry, turned the final shape for this piece and started the carving. The chips are removed using Old World Style chip carving. I shot some video of the carving and have it saved. Would you like to see the video?
I was pleased with the finished piece. I never heard back from the customer or his parents so I’ll take it that no news is good news. Here’s what it looks like…(larger image is in the Gallery)