Tuesday, June 29, 2010

June's Bowl Turning Class Turns Out 12 Bowls!

Brian, Stacy, George, Donna & Tim set a new class record turning out 12 bowls in one class. Thanks for agreeing to let us post your class photo.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Mike Blair's Bowl #8

Thanks, Mike, for sending us the photo of your finished bowl. Great photograph! Mike sent this bowl to his mother in Florida as a gift. Anyone else from Mike's class have their bowl finished? We'd love to have photos.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Planet Bowl

Here's one of Mark's bowls with the finish on it. Danielle named Bowl #4 "The Planet Bowl" because of the six tiny orbiting pine knots. I'll put up a photo of Bowl #12 when it's finished, because it actually has 8 knots!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Amber Glow

The amber pockets in the pine a beautiful in the right light, even if the light is Mark's desk lamp. Here's Bowl #15, fresh off the lathe.

6 New Bowls from 6 New Woodturners

Thanks to our students on Sunday who agreed to participate in the 1 Tree, 100 Bowls project. Dan, Gretchen, Tom and Melissa started with chunks of the pine tree and ended up with bowls #16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21. We’ll look forward to seeing photos of the finished bowls. Mark turned bowl 22 as a demonstration bowl.

One Tree .....

In March of 2010, Mark Supik, brother Ed and nephew Joe felled a storm damaged pine tree that was unstable and too close to Ed’s house in hickory, Maryland. They brought the pieces to Mark’s Baltimore City shop with a plan to use the wood for turning bowls. Some of the bowls Mark plans to turn himself and some will be turned by students in his workshops. Expecting that there was enough wood to create 100 bowls, we decided to document each bowl as it was turned. We’d like to follow the story of each bowl after it leaves the lathe and reaches it’s new home.