Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Baltimore Area Turners Newsletter Page

Thanks to the  Baltimore Area Turners for this story in their December newsletter about the show.  It was great to see so many club members at the gallery.  Appreciate your support for the project.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Photos and Video from the How Many Bowls? show

 Check out Joe Nash's photo journal, Nahsification, for more photos and a video of the show.  Thanks Joe!  The Mark Supik & Co. sweatshirt never looked better!

Joe Nash Photos II
Joe Nash Photos I (with video)

100 Bowl Reunion

The How Many Bowls? show was a great party!  Thanks to all of the turners who made it back with their bowls.  Mark turned the 100th bowl in the gallery on Saturday to a cheering crowd.  Special thanks to Kini Collins for her help in setting the show.  And thanks to Dan & Liz Schiavone for their hospitality at Schiavone Fine Art.  

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bowl countdown

Here are the largest bowls drying after their final coat of finish.  The largest has a 23" diameter.  Hope we have enough pedestals.  Thanks Melissa, Gretchen, John, Andrew, Chuck, Danielle, Mechelle, Leisha, Joe & Ed for getting your bowls to us this week.  Hope you can all make it on Saturday or Sunday. 

Need more information about the show.  Here's a link to the invitation.

Link to the invitation to the How Many Bowls? show

Thursday, November 17, 2011

They didn't all make it....

Our goal was to turn 100 bowls from one pine tree.  You'll see if you make it to the show this weekend that some of the bowls didn't quite make it through to the finish.  These are two of Mark's.  Any other turners who haven't brought there bowls by because they aren't perfect, we don't care.  It's all part of the process.  These two will  be on display at the show.  We  may even have pretzels in them!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Schiavone Fine Art

The How Many Bowls? show is from 1 - 4 pm on both Nov. 19 & 20th.  Schiavone Fine Art at 244 S.  Highlandand Ave is not far from the shop.    The gallery is an old Moose Lodge that's been restored by it's owners, Dan & Liz Schiavone.  It's worth the trip over just to see the beautiful restoration.
Plenty of great restaurants nearby if you're making a day of it.  On Saturday you can walk to DiPasquale's  (open for lunch, closes at 6 pm)  and to The Laughing Pint (opens at 3 pm, open late) from the gallery.   We may head there after the show ourselves. 

Directions to the gallery

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bowls Gather Before Show

Still have a few spots left on the shelves.  If you haven't gotten your bowl to us, it's not too late.  We're into the final countdown.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pine Bowl Glamour Shots

The pine bowls are looking good.  Especially when photographed by Kim Brock who took these shots when she was visiting from Grand Rapids, Michigan last week.  We'll be showing more of Kim's photos at the gallery show next weekend.  

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Schiavone Gallery - Facebook Event Page

Coming to the show on November 19th & 20th?  If you're on facebook, you can help us publicize the show by inviting your friends to the event.  Here's the link to the Schiavone Gallery's event page for How Many Bowls?

How Many Bowls Show Facebook Event

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sanding Day

Mark gave Bowl #71 a final sanding today.  Cut from the base of the tree it measures in at 22" across the top.  It was good to see Remy today, who put the finishing touches on Bowl #6.  Thanks Bob, Trudy, Donna, Jerry, John, Brian, Tim, Stacy Dan, Kini, Sue, and Tina for getting your bowls to us before the November 13th deadline.  They'll each have a special spot in the show. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

One of the big ones

Mark turning a 15" diameter bowl.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bowl Turners Sand for the Bowl Show

Ever try a circular sanding pad on a drill press for sanding bowls?  You can get these pads from 2Sand.com.  Mark's been using them to sand all of his bowls lately and finds they work especially well inside bowls.  

Sanding Discs and Holders

Tim & Donna spent the morning during Open Studio last week getting their bowls sanded and finished for the show.   We've heard back from lots of turners and are expecting a good turnout of both turners and bowls for the November 19th party.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Milk Paint Finish

Mark's been doing some experimenting with applying milk paints to a few of the pine bowls.  Here are the results so far.  Bowls 22, 33 and 35.  Here's the  link to the Real Milk Paints website if you want to read about the paints.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Bowl Turners, Send Us Your Bowls!

 Bowl Turners.....

We want your bowl in the show and we’d like to have it by November 12th so that we have time to set up the show.  We promise to take good care of it.  You could mail it to us or drop it off at the shop.  If your’re dropping your bowl off, we’re here from 8 AM to 5 PM Mon-Friday and also will be here on the weekends of Sept 23rd & 24th, October 22nd and 23rd, and Nov 11th & 12th.  We’ll also be around on October 1st and October 8th.  If  none of these times work, let us know and we’ll make other arrangements with you.

The mailing address is the same for both (be happy to reimburse for shipping costs)

Mark Supik and Co.
1 N. Haven St.
Baltimore, MD  21224

We’ll take care of getting your bowl back to you after the show.

Bowl not finished?  Mark will be putting up some tips on the blog (http://pinebowlproject.blogspot.com/)  that may help. He’s also happy to talk on the phone anytime if you have questions. We have an open studio day on October 1st if you want to stop by and work on finishing your bowl.We also have a bowl class  on October 22nd and another on November 13th if you want to take bowl turning to the next level and spruce up your pine bowl.  Here's a link to the teaching schedule for the fall:  Fall 2011 Woodturning Workshops

Bowl not perfect?  Not a problem.  Cracks, bug holes, chips and scrapes are all part of the process.

Bowl Sales.  If you want to sell your bowl, please let us know.  Mark will have many of his for sale and you are welcome to sell yours.  The gallery does take a percentage of all sales, so please let us know if you’d like any of your bowls to be for sale and we can talk with you about how that will work.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bowl Turners, Time for the Reunion!

Time for the 100 Bowls Project Reunion!

The project we started over a year ago is entering the home stretch.  All but a few of the 100 bowls have been turned, with only a few blanks and some small branches left.

We’ve set a date for the show/reunion/party and hope that you and your bowls will be in attendance.

About The Event.

The event, called How Many Bowls?, will take place over two days, November 19th and 20th at the Schiavone Gallery in Baltimore (just a few blocks from the shop in Highlandtown).  Mark & I visited the gallery last week and the space is beautiful!  There will be plenty of room to display the bowls and to project a slide show with photos of the original tree and of the bowls being turned.  Dan & Liz, who run the gallery, are excited about the show and our artist-friend, Kini Collins (also one of the 100 bowl turners) has offered to help us arrange the show and attract some attention in the art community.  The exhibit will be in place for 2 days, November 19th & 20th, with some opportunities for early viewing the week before.

On Saturday, November 19th we’ll turn the 100th bowl right in the gallery (we’ll be taking a lathe over) and have a celebration to honor the turners (there are 38 of you).  The event will be from 1-4 pm and will be open to the public, so please plan to attend and bring your fan clubs.

On Sunday, November 20th the gallery will be open again from 1-4 pm.  Mark will demonstrate bowl turning (he’ll be making small bowls from some of the smaller pieces) and the 100 bowls will again be on display.  If you can’t make Saturday, hope you can make Sunday, even better if you can come both days.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

How Many Bowls? Show date set!

We're not sure whether to call it an art show, a reunion or a party, but we've set the date for the project's big blow out.  We happy to announce that How Many Bowls? will happen November 19th and 20th.  We've been offered space in a wonderful gallery right here in Highlandtown.  We'll be sending out details to all of the bowl turners (there are 38 of us!) early in September with directions on getting your bowl ready for the show.  So, mark your calendars for November 19th & 20th ,set your GPS for Schiavone Fine Art, 244 S. Highland Ave. Baltimore, MD  21224.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Trudy turning bowl #86?

Hoping you can view this video of bowl #86 in the making.  

Monday, July 11, 2011

Trudy's Bowl #86

Trudy just sent this great photo of the finished Bowl #86  alongside a hand carved spoon.  Did  you also make the spoon, Trudy?  I found this video of Trudy working on the bowl (it was her first) in last fall's bowl making class.  So, here we have Trudy's first bowl followed my first attempt to load a video onto the blog.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Three Bowls Visit St. Paul, MN for the AAW Symposium

Mark and Nancy just returned from St. Paul where they attended the annual American Association of Woodturners Symposium .  They took Bowl #36, #10 and #91 along with them.  They were in good company in the Instant Gallery along with hundreds of other woodturnings from woodturning club members from around the country. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thanks, Alex for Bowl #92

Alex turned Bowl #92 in our June Bowl Turning class.  Some of these final pieces have plenty of insect damage, we just call it 'character'.  Look forward to seeing the finished bowl, Alex.  Hope you'll send along a photo. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

California Woodturner, Jerry Kermode joins our project

During Jerry's visit to Baltimore in February of 2011, our California woodturning friend agreed to take a pine bowl blank back to California.  We can't wait to see Bowl #89 from this great teacher and turner.  Here's a photo of Jerry teaching bowl turning to a small group of lucky students in Baltimore last winter.  Visit his website to see some of his outstanding work.  Jerry Kermode Woodturning