Nice, great shape, beautiful colors and smooth finish, only thing I don't care for is the inlay, I like the natural voids. To me, something about colored inlay takes away from the natural beauty of the wood. Other than that, its a beautiful bowl.Wizzy
Wizzy, I do not disagree with you. However, my customers do not agree with us. I can have two similar pieces, one with an open void and the other filled with turquoise, and 5 to 1 the customer will pick up the filled piece first. The filled void pieces normally sell quicker. I really do not like working with stone, but it sells.
I guess ya could say I'm really old fashion, I'd never seen this kind of inlay in wood working until I seen photos here so I look at it this way... to each their own, if its what your customers like, more power to them and I hope you sell lots more. :o)Wizzy
Cathy, it is a member of the magnolia species. It has really large (up to 10-12 inches) leaves. The fruit when green looks similar to a cucumber. The wood is harder and turns better than magnolia. This piece had a light colored orange strip that was prone to tearout. Finishes great!
I can't imagine how it can turn better than magnolia. But, I'll take your word for it. This piece sure looks good. I don't mind the stone infill, but I would prefer coffee or some other more natural filler. But that is not to criticize. Your work is beautiful and well done. Your customers are the ones to listen to. 8-)