Sunday, November 2, 2014

Handmade Wooden Bowl

Ketner's Mill, which is a craft fair just outside Chattanooga, TN, was a couple weekends ago, and I couldn't pass up an opportunity to putz around a market on a beautiful fall day.


The old mill
There were craftsmen of all kinds: ironworkers, quilters, woodworkers, artists, jewelry makers, and even some furniture builders...


One vendor was sitting with a log in his lap, and he was chiseling it into a long, rectangular shape.  He was carving old-fashioned dough bowls (which I may or may not have an obsession with), so we stopped to watch him work.  It was pretty awesome to watch him hammering/chiseling away on raw wood from his pile of logs.  
We left with a small bowl made from butternut.


I love the knots in the wood...


that he engraves each creation with his name and the type of wood he used...


and the marks left by the chisel...


I also love having something from a local craftsman in our home.



Happy Sunday!
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