Local Artist of the Week: Richard Ruehle-Walnut Bowl with Corian Rim
A burl is typically a growth on a tree truck that is filled with small knots from dormant buds. Burls yield a very peculiar and highly figured wood, prized for its beauty and rarity, but burl wood is very hard to work with because the grain is twisted and interlocked, but those characteristics also yield an extremely dense and hard wood which is resistant to splitting and highly sought after for making bowls and platters.
This sophisticated, graceful bowl measures 8.5 inches in diameter and stands 2.5 inches tall. The glamourous ivory-colored corian rim is a perfect frame for the rich, medium brown walnut bowl.