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The Art of Turned Bowls by Richard Raffan
The Art of Turned Bowls by Richard Raffan


Code: S70967
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This beautiful volume from Richard Raffan is dedicated to the art of creating aesthetic forms in your turned bowls.

More about design than about technique, the book displays a wide range of bowls -- by a host of experienced turners -- with analysis that will help you create more artful bowls with a sense of balance and proportion. As you flip through the pages, you'll discover how the subtle form and shape of a well-turned bowl is one that's also a delight to hold and use.

About the Author
Richard Raffan is a internationally respected woodturning artisan and teacher. Collectors prize Raffan's gallery-quality production pieces, and he is the author of Turning Wood, Turning Boxes, and The Complete Illustrated Guide to Turning. Raffan lives in Holder, Australia.

Table of Contents


What to Look For and Where to Find It

From Log to Lathe

The Good, the Bad, and the Sublime

Walls, Rims & Bases
Bowls that Feel as Good as They Look

Green-Turned Bowls
Working with Warp

Surface Decoration
Detailing, Coloring, Burning, Sandblasting

Decorative Reshaping
Carved, Pierced, Hacked, Hewed, and Joined

Further Reading

Photo Credits

  • Paperback 8-1/2 x 10-7/8 in. 160 pages, with 270 full-color photographs, 90 drawings
  • Published 2008 ISBN 978-1-56158-954-8 Product #S70967

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