Maple Platter with Compression Curl
One of a kind, hand turned maple platter with compression curl by Jerry Kermode. Exquisitely crafted by an artist with over thirty years experience, each bowl tells its own story. Each bowl is first turned while the wood is still wet, then properly cured before the finish turning, burnishing and waxing. The bottom is signed, including the type of wood and date of completion.
The artist has a long standing love affair with trees as their continued growth is as important as the joy of turning. He searches out recycled trees and logs from sustainable harvesting operations. The bowl begins with the study of telltale signs in each log or burl that may reveal hidden beauty.
Keep the bowl out of direct sunlight and never under a hot light, especially in an enclosed display case. Bowls should be waxed or oiled occasionally with beeswax or mineral oil if they are to be used for food, or any good furniture oil if only for display.