Smooth Spiral Bowl (W36)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Smooth Spiral Bowl

Made in

Sutton Mandeville

Date

1980

Description

Ash bowl in a spiral shape with straight edges and a strong sharp cut on the rim.

Materials and techniques

A square board of olive ash is sawn into a spiral, the bed of the band saw having been tilted to an angle so that the underside of one loop is perpendicular to the top side of the next loop in. The spirals are pulled through one another, glued and sanded. The bottom edge is planed flat and the base glued on.

Dimensions

diameter:  34cm
height:  19cm

Object number

W36

Category

References

Wooden Bowls. (1981). Crafts, (51), pp.32-35.
  • Smooth Spiral Bowl, Jim Partridge, 1980, Crafts Council Collection: W36. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

About 6 hours work. The breakage rate is about %25. varying with material.
The design and development of this technique of bowl construction has been one of my better ventures of the last two years. Actually making the things is a drag.

Jim Partridge, 2 November 1980