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Dec. 16-2018—– I’d like to send out a big THANK YOU!!! to all my customers. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!  I plan to post some more bowls the 1st or 2nd week in January. 

Nov 24-2018—- It’s been a busy, busy fall.  I hope to have some more bowls posted in a couple weeks in time for Christmas.

Oct. 22-2018— Just returned home from the Village of Yesteryear at the NC State Fair in Raleigh.  I had a good 2 day show there demonstrating my work.  We hope to have some more bowls added to the website by next weekend in time for Christmas.

Sept- 2018– We are planning to add some new bowls around the first part of October for the Holiday Season. Please check back or follow us on FB for updates.  Thanks!

 

August 10, 2018-  Just to let you know, anyone ordering between Sept. 5th and Sept 17th,  it will be Sept 18th before your order can be shipped.  I will be demonstrating bowl making at the NC Mountain State Fair.  

May 2018-  We are going to try something new to give everyone an opportunity to purchase a bowl. We will allow up to 6 months for a bowl to be paid in full. After the last payment has been received, the bowl will be shipped.  If you are interested in this idea, please send us an e-mail for further information.

March 2018-  Just received word that I was chosen as one of the top traditional craftsman in the US for 2018 by Early American Life Magazine.  I am very proud of this honor. Details follow:

Congratulations! Because of your creative talents and dedication to historical accuracy, you have been chosen to join the distinguished group of craftspeople listed in the 2018 Directory of Traditional American Crafts in the August 2018 issue
For the past 49 years, Early American Life has promoted traditional craftsmanship, providing our national readership with comprehensive information on early American crafts, their history, their function, and the importance of their preservation. In addition, we are committed to promoting individual craftspeople and their artistry. As a Directory artisan, you rank as one of the most talented of them all.
We thank you for your contribution to the preservation of American history.

Info from Early American Life website – The Directory lists the artists judged as being the best in America by a jury of museum curators, historians, authors, collectors, and other experts and appears in the August issue of Early American Life magazine.

 

March-2018 – It’s been a long cold nasty winter here.  I’ve been busy making bowls, getting inventory for the website and this years shows.  I am working on a couple new shows this year. More on that later.  I  hand hew and carve my bowls using adze and gouges .I make my bowls a couple different ways to offer a choice. I sand some smooth and I leave some with the gouge marks. The bowls with gouge marks offer a lot more charm for anyone who loves the old timey style bowl and they are just as easy to clean as the sanded bowl.  I make all my bowls as uniform as I possibly can for hand hewn. I really do enjoy hearing my customers comments.  Please read them if you are interested in what people think that have actually purchased one.  If you are already one of my customers or a future one, thank you for your business! It is very much appreciated.

 October 31,2017 – Back from Dollywood. Had a good show.  Now working to update the website. 

August-2017  I will be demonstrating my work at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, NC during  Heritage Weekend- Sept. 16 & 17, 2017. For the month of October 2017, I will be demonstrating at Dollywood, TN.  There will be no sells made from the website during the month of October. I have posted all the bowls that will be available until November. In November 2017, I will post any bowls I have left.  If you are interested in a bowl, now is a good time to purchase.  I will not be able to accept any more special orders until the first part of November.  Many thanks to all my customers.

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!!    

August 2017-Remember when you look at bowl prices, there’s no S&H charges in the lower 48 states. Hope to have some new bowls posted in the next week or so.

July 25, 2017-  I’ve been working all spring and summer on my inventory for upcoming craft shows. I will be demonstrating my work at the Folk Art Center in Asheville NC during Wood Day – Aug. 5, 2017 and Heritage Weekend- Sept. 16 & 17, 2017.  Once again, I will also be demonstrating at Dollywood TN during the month of October at the Southern Gospel and Harvest  Celebration. During the month of October, there will be no sells on the website. I will post any left over bowls on the website around the first of November.I will be unable to take any more special orders at this time.  I will start accepting them again around the first part of November.   If you are looking to purchase a bowl, now is a good time.  Hope to see you at one of the shows. 

March 16, 2017- New bowls are being posted as soon as they become available.

November 3,2016 — New bowls will be listed soon!!!

September 25, 2016-  The website is now on hold.  We will start up again the first week in November.

August 19, 2016-  I would like to thank all my customers for making this a good year so far. I have been very busy making and selling bowls and have had several custom orders to make.  I have received a lot of nice comments that makes me enjoy my work even more. At this time I am working to build up my inventory for my fall shows. I’d like to let everyone know that the bowls  listed on the website now will be the only ones I will have until the first part of November. We will re-stock the website in time for Christmas.  If you see something you would like to have, please order before the last week in September. The website will be put on hold from the last of September until the first of November. I will be demonstrating at Dollywood, TN during this time.

July 26, 2016-  Updating shows that I am planning to attend this year-  I will be demonstrating my bowl carving during Wood Day,      Aug. 6, 2016 and Heritage Weekend Sept. 17 & 18 at the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville, NC.  I will be at Dollywood, TN the month of Oct. 2016 for the Southern Gospel Harvest Celebration.  Hope to see you there. I will be unable to take any more special orders at this time. I am trying to get my inventory up for the shows.  I will be glad to take orders toward the end of Nov. 2016. 

 

October 14, 2015. Back from Dollywood.  We had a great time and met a lot of nice folks.  We enjoyed spending time with the other crafters there.  Now, we’re loading the website in time for Christmas.   

I have added a new page for my more traditional dough bowls.  See them on page 4.

 

Thanks to the Galax Gazette for placing an article in Twin County Living that came out January 24,2014, about my hand made wooden bowls, ladles and spoons. Hopefully this will help bring some attention to a dying art.

Many times in  this ol’ world, you get what you pay for.  If a bowl is cheap, it must be easily made.  Or maybe a bowl is for sale and it is not specified food safe.  Well, here you get what you see and all bowls and treenware have been preserved with 100% food safe mineral oil, flaxseed oil or walnut oil and bee’s wax. The bowl you order is exactly the bowl you get.  The pictures will remain on website long enough to be delivered in order for the costumer to look back on once receiving their product.   

 

  I would like to thank each of my customers for your orders and for the nice comments I have received. I take the bowls off the website as soon as possible after receiving payment to try to prevent more than one person ordering the same bowl. If that does happen, the order will be sent to the first one received and money refunded to the next person.

I am adding bowls as they become available.  It is a slow process.  It usually takes a couple of days to make a bowl.  I hew them out while the wood is green, then they have to dry  a couple months or so.  After the bowls are dry, they are sanded with 400 grit sand paper until velvety smooth.  Thanks for visiting the site!!! 

  For anyone unfamiliar with Ambrosia maple, it is also known as wormy maple.  There will usually be some tiny  wholes in the wood as this is where the Ambrosia beetle has burrowed into the tree. This is also where the beautiful striping comes from.

 FOR ANYONE PLACING AN ORDER. If you would like for me to send shipping details including expected delivery date please send an email and request it so I will have your correct e-mail address. I will be glad to let you know.