M a r k G a r d n e r

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“Nearly all of the wood I use to make my bowls comes from arborists and saw mills. I prefer to work the wood as soon as the tree is cut down, in its “green” state. The wood is easier to work when it is still full of moisture. The bowls are turned on a wood lathe and they are turned twice. The first turning is to get them to a rouge shape and size in preparation for drying. After three or four months the bowls are usually dry enough to finish. They are tuned to their final shape and size, sanded, painted,
sanded again and finished.”

- Mark Gardner