A sneak preview of my latest work

11 August 2012, New work, Would you like to leave a comment?

I’ve just completed two stunning fruit bowls in burr oak and burr elm. They’ve just been oiled and are ready to go. Also visible on the workbench are two natural edge yew bowls and a fruit bowl in marbled sycamore. All of these will be appearing on my website within the next week.

I’ve had a tidy up and sort out of my bowl blank shed, which has revealed a few surprises! There are some very nice blanks I’ve uncovered which I didn’t realise were there. These are all now destined for the drying kiln and will be ready to turn in a couple of weeks time.

My next pieces are going to be somewhat larger in size and will be on display during C-art in September. I will be posting some photos during the making of one of these bowls, which I hope to be starting this coming week. All I can say is that they will be best suited to larger tables! 

Jonathan Leech

Written by Jonathan Leech

Jonathan Leech is a woodturner working and living in Cumbria. He specialises in making bowls, dishes and platters from local sustainably sourced timber. Read more or about Jonathan or see a selection of his work.

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    Graham12 May 2015 08:52

    Jonathan, I have just learned to e mail ! I purchased a HUGE burr oak bowl from you a while back..... thought i would let you know how much we love it - it is a stunning piece in all respects- the timber is beautiful and the skill in its execution is exceptional- to keep burr that "flat" and un dimpled is an achievement and a tribute to your skills. It makes us smile every morning. We hope you are well an business is good. Thank you again. Kind Regards . Graham and Jean.

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    Jonathan Leech13 May 2015 22:16

    Hi Graham and Jean,
    Thank you so much for your comments. I love working with burr oak and simply adore the patterns and colours, so typical of this timber. Obtaining my glass like finish requires several stages of turning, with drying in between - it's quite a lengthy process! I'm delighted you are enjoying the bowl and so pleased you appreciate its quality.
    Kind regards
    Jonathan

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