Telling the story of a tree, one bowl at a time.
God creates the trees; Scott simply tries to find the bowl hiding inside the log.
Scott is a full time preschool teacher in the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod. His bowls are a passion and a hobby. He is involved in the whole process from harvesting the logs to applying the finish.
He specializes in natural edge bowls, where the rim of the bowl gets its shape directly from the outside edge of a tree. He also likes to turn crotch bowls. These have an interestingly beautiful design in the bottom of the bowl created by a stretch mark in the area between the trunk and the limb of the tree. He can also turn large bowls that work well for center pieces or can be used as a photo prop for infant photography.
The bowls are turned green (wet) and they are dried in a specially designed kiln that cuts the drying time down to about 6 weeks. The bowls are sanded after they are dried, and then many coats of finish are applied. The bowls are then waxed. The bowls are not considered food safe, so you can't eat soup or salad in them or put them in the dishwasher. You can use them for dry items (chips, nuts, or candy) and they make great conversation starters.