The Handcarved Bowl: Design & Create Custom Bowls From Scratch
By: Danielle Rose Byrd
Carving wooden bowls is an ancient practice. But it continues to offer enjoyment and reward for anyone who pursues the craft today. There are few things as satisfying as making a practical, functional, and beautiful bowl for mealtime (or display), and the lessons learned through the process about the nature of wood grain and edge tools are invaluable. You'll never look at a piece of wood the same way again.
Author and acclaimed carver Danielle Rose Byrd details the entire process of creating a variety of bowl forms, from selecting the right tools and trees to working out new designs, all accompanied by thorough instructions and clear photographs. She covers the basics of harvesting wood, sharpening tools, and even includes a chapter of stretches and exercises to keep the body loose and limber.
Byrd's carved bowls are true works of art (as anyone who has held one in their hands can attest), and she brings her skills and insights to the forefront in this comprehensive guide. The Handcarved Bowl is the best reference available for understanding this ancient art, and we're pleased to offer it in our store.
8" x 10". Softcover. Published by Blue Hills Press, Whites Creek, TN. 2021. 248 pages.