Dan’s bowls are found in the roots of Mountain Laurel, which are often a burl. They are soaked in water for 3-4 years and then hand-carved with axe and knife.  He lets them dry slowly in a box of sawdust, and then they are cooked for three days in a mixture of beeswax and olive oil.  This process stabilizes the piece and prevents cracking.  You can see the results of this practice on Dan’s YouTube channel in a video called “An Exciting Day.

These bowls are useful as well as beautiful.  They are washable, and can be paired with a tiny spoon to make a functional set that can be used for any kind of condiment.

 

Available products:

 

Mountain Laurel Root Burl Bowl 1

Mountain Laurel Root Burl Bowl 1
$100 4 ¾” diameter

 

Mountain Laurel Root Burl Bowl 2

Mountain Laurel Root Burl Bowl 2
$1100 14” long X 5 ½” wide

 

If you’d like to see more choices, please send us an email using our web contact form and we will work with you to select the perfect bowl.  

Mountain Laurel Root Burl Bowl and Spoon

Mountain Laurel Root Burl Bowl and Spoon
$300 4 ½” diameter, spoon 5” long

 

Mountain Laurel Root Burl Bowl 3

Mountain Laurel Root Burl Bowl 3
$900 12” long X 4 ½” wide

 

Mountain Laurel Root Burl Bowl

Mountain Laurel Root Burl Bowl
$200 5 3/4” diameter

 

Mountain Laurel Root Burl Bowl and Lilac Spoon

Mountain Laurel Root Burl Bowl and Lilac Spoon
$100 bowl 4 ½” diameter, spoon 5” long