I would like to take this time to welcome you to Bear Creek Dough Bowls. Hope you enjoy your visit.

These walnut bowls are a couple special orders.

“Yours are the most authentic looking dough bowls made today” is what one customer had to say. You can see what hundreds of others have said  on my Customer Comments page.  These comments are copied and pasted straight from the e-mails I have received. I am the bowl maker for Dollywood’s Harvest Festival, member of The Village of Yesteryear NC state fair, member of  Southern Highlands Craft Guild Ashville NC, and listed as one of the best craftsman in the country in the Early American Life Magazine.

September 2020

I apologize for low inventory on the website. I’m working on bowls every day. I have had several special orders this year and I have to make those first priority due to deposits being made.  It is a slow process from start to finish. I should have some bowls to add to the website by the first weekend in November. 

Please Click on News And Information page for the latest website news.

When shopping for your bowl, please click on each image for a closer look. There you will find dimensions and description.

Remember when you are comparing bowl prices, I don’t charge shipping in the lower 48 states.

  If you would like to know when new bowls are posted, like and follow us on Face Book (at the bottom of the menu to the left). If you would like to order something special or have any questions you can e-mail me. 

  When I started this website a few years ago, I never thought I would be sending bowls all over the US and several foreign countries. To all my customers near and far, thank you very much.  I am now the #1 website for hand hewn dough bowls. I am one of the very few bowl makers that actually use hand tools to chop out my bowls.  I like to leave the tool marks on them to add to their overall beauty. I do sand a few occasionally to give my customers a choice.  I am more interested in keeping my website simple and easy to purchase products from than loading it down with a lot of nonsense.  If you have any questions or if I can help you in any way, please feel free to send me an e-mail.  Thanks again!!    



In these times of mass  manufacturing, veneers and pressed wood, hand carved items seem to have more meaning. Actual hands went into making these bowls, not motors or computerized assembly lines. Just one person, some time and effort, carving one bowl at a time from a piece of solid wood.

 I’m glad to be able to supply these traditional type bowls for mothers who want to teach their children how to make homemade bread or any of the other folks that just enjoy making bread.  Back in the old days, the wooden dough bowl was an important tool in the kitchen. The wood is still preferred by lots of bread makers today because the wood retains the heat generated by the yeast and allows even rising of the dough.

Each bowl is handmade and preserved with food grade mineral oil and beeswax.  With a little care, these bowls will last for years.  They are the gift that keeps on giving and can be passed down through the generations. 


I am very proud of every bowl I have made. When you get a bowl from me, whether it’s from the website or a craft show, you can actually see and talk to the man that made your bowl. Not like some bowls that are shipped in and you have no idea where they came from or who made them or even see a picture of the actual bowl you will be getting.   These bowls were all hand carved by me here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of VA. Each bowl is pictured separately in order for you to know what you are purchasing.  If you would like to hear how I got started making bowls and a short history of hand carved bowls, please click here https://bearcreekdoughbowls.com/about/

They can be used for biscuit/bread making, salad bowls, or they make beautiful fruit bowls.

If you have any questions please contact me.