Burrs Natural Edge Images etc
In this wood black or coloured lines form in what appears to be a random way. This can be very attractive and makes exciting and sought after bowls.
The effect is produced by the many types of fungi in the wood. When different types of fungi meet then a line may be formed at the boundary between the two
Hornbeam with natural bark edge
The rim of a bowl or vessel can be made to retain the bark or the natural shape of the outer branch.
To produce these it is best to use wood which has been cut in the winter when the wood is not growing as the layer under the bark is at its strongest and the bark is more secure.
These bowls are delicate but very attractive
Ramblings coming soon:-
Magic of Burrs
Half log bowls