Natural edge ash bowl...

23 May 2016, New work, Would you like to leave a comment?

I must apologise again for my lack of updates on the blog – I’ve had a series of orders to complete, which have been taking up most of my time! However, I’ve attached a photo of an ash bowl I’ve made, which is a sample for my next order.

Earlier this year, I prepared some blanks for drying, which would be required for a set of bowls. These were sourced from a large ash nearby, which I‘ve featured in a previous post. They all had to match and be turned to a specific size, a tricky task when you’re working with natural edges. As I’ve just had the sample approved, I should be completing the rest of them soon – and I promise to post some photos!

My next job will be processing the rest of the large ash tree. I’m now down to the stump, which is packed with interesting grain. I’ll most likely use it for natural edge bowls, similar to the one above…

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Jonathan Leech

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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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