Making the Bowls
All of the bowls we make and sell come from trees which have fallen or are about to be removed due to disease or development. So we save these trees, and give them an opportunity to reveal their hidden, inside beauty. This not only saves a tree from the landfill and is environmentally sustainable and ecologically sensitive, it also provides a unique regionalism to the pieces as all of the trees come from around the neighborhood where we live and work.The process starts when we receive a call or message that a tree is available. We load up chainsaws and winches, and head to the site to cut the tree into manageable pieces, load it on the truck, and take it back to our studio.
The pattern, which will be the outside edge of the bowl, is then cut. On smaller bowls, this can be done with the band saw. On larger bowls, this step is very carefully done using the chain saw.