Can I buy it?
- You can. And if you’re thinking about it, you should do it quickly, before my family makes me stop selling them. Every piece is for sale, unless it’s marked in RED as SOLD. If you’re really in love with a piece that is sold, you can contact me to request a commissioned piece. It won’t be exact, as bowl turning is mostly art and little science, but it will be beautiful and if you don’t like it, I’ll take it back.
What if I don’t like it?
- You will. But in the rare case that you don’t, just send me an email within five days of receipt of the piece, and let me know you’d like to return it. You take care of shipping and I’ll refund your money 100%.
How do I pay for it and what type of payment do you accept?
- As you will see on each individual page, some pieces can be purchased and paid for via PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal to make a payment this way and can simply use a credit card on the PayPal website. If a piece doesn’t have a PayPal Buy Now button, just send me an email through my contact form and let me know which piece you would like to purchase and I’ll send you a PayPal invoice. Once the invoice is paid, your piece will be shipped within 2 business days.
How much is shipping to my town?
- Shipping to the continental US is free with your purchase. You’ll pay a couple bucks to get it to Hawaii or Alaska, and a few more to get it outside of the country. Let me know where you would like it shipped if it’s outside the US and I’ll get you a reasonable quote.
Do you insure shipping?
- For just $9 I will. I prepare these bowls for shipping as if I were sending a fine piece of crystal to my own mother. I want it to get there in good shape, but you never know what that poor little package is going to go through before it gets to your house, or who might be walking by your porch with sticky fingers and can’t help wondering what’s inside of that tiny little box.
When can I expect my bowl to arrive?
- After payment is received, I’ll ship it within 2 (two) business days. I’ll then provide you with a tracking number so you can know exactly when to expect your bowl.
About My Bowls
How do you do that?
- I may eventually put some videos up, but if you really want to learn, there are a variety of great books and videos on the Internet that would make a great place to start.
What kind of wood do you use?
- African blackwood, maple, cherry, swamp ash, lacewood, sassafras, sapele, pink ivory wood, purple heart, wenge, Siberian elm, and many others that are common, and uncommon in turning.
What kind of tools do you use?
- I’m putting a list together and will share it on this website soon.
Are these bowls fragile?
- They aren’t so fragile that you can handle them, but as with any piece of fine woodworking, they should be handled with great care.
Can I eat out of these bowls?
- Most bowls have a simple finish that preserves the tones and grains of the wood. In the event that a bowl has a finish, such as Bee’s Wax, it will be listed in the description of the piece. With or without finish, I wouldn’t eat out of them. Put your dreams inside of them, not your Oreos.
I broke it, can you fix it?
- Maybe, but probably not. Send me a picture and I’ll let you know if there are any options.
I own a gallery and would like to carry your bowls and containers.
- Thank you, that’s flattering. Let’s talk.