Carl Sherry Natural Edge Box Elder Burl Bowl 5.5 x 11
About Carl Sherry
Oahu craftsman Carl Sherry was born and raised in Manoa Valley on the island of Oahu, and attended Honolulu Community College. He spent his adult life working to help others through job training and workforce training. Nohea Gallery is honored to share his work with you.
Carl is dedicated to providing quality woodturnings of beautiful Hawaiian woods, and is especially known for his extraordinarily fine finish. As an artist, he always strives to make “that perfect bowl” and appreciates that others enjoy his work.
His first wood project was a Koa rocking chair, but when Carl noticed that people were asking for the cast-off curly wood from projects to make pens, he learned to turn pens on a lathe. Bowls were the natural progression from there.
Because of the fine grain and the very detailed burls Box Elder is a great wood for turning. This is giving great depth to any area with figure. It is a fast growing, short lived tree which grows to heights of up to seventy feet also known as Manitoba Maple.
There is a beautiful red staining that can occur in this wood often referred to as a Maple with a “royal blush”. Its wood is soft and suitable for boxes and other turned articles.
To care for your Box Elder bowl, keep it out of bright sunlight and water. Dust it occasionally for many years of enjoyment.
The dimensions in the item description are for the bowl itself; dimensions under ‘additional information’ tab includes packing size when this item is packaged for shipment, Mahalo!
Carl Sherry Natural Edge Box Elder Burl Bowl 5.5×11