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Lou Pignolet Bowls

Artistic and useful lathe-turned wooden bowls.

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Bowls for Sale
Select the pages listed in the second navigation banner at the top of this page for images, descriptions, and prices of bowls currently for sale. If you want to purchase a bowl, send me an email to check on availability and arrange payment with a check or any major credit card. Some of my completed bowls are on display and for sale at the New Scenic Cafe near Duluth Minnesota, but you can also buy any of those from me directly.

A wood bowl is a joy to hold and feel. The best part of making wood bowls is seeing people enjoy the beauty of the wood and the form and feel of the bowl, that special connection to nature.

Send me an email if you would like to be on my mailing list. I offer special sales and discounts several times a year and these are announced to people on this list.

Image from the 2010 Hovland Arts Festival

My bowls generally sell quickly and I am frequently completing new ones, so these pages are always changing and may not be up to date.  If you are interested in purchasing or commissioning a bowl, contact me.  I have made many bowls for people who have lost treasured trees from their yard.  A wood bowl can preserve the soul of a tree for generations to come, and make a special gift for relatives and friends.  Ask me for details and information on cutting your tree for a bowl. All of my bowls come with a description of the wood and bowl, information on the wood turning process, care instructions, and a brief bio of the artist.  These laminated cards do not show the bowl price and are perfect to accompany a gifted bowl. I do not believe in presenting testimonials from customers, but I can at least say that I have sold over 500 bowls from my web site and every one was loved by the buyers, and not a single one was returned. 

Contact me if you are interested in purchasing a bowl or for more information. Use the name of the bowl and its code (given in the for sale pages) if you contact me.  The price for a specific bowl is the same whether purchased from me, at a store, or in an art show.  I can ship small to medium sized bowls for $30 (more for larger bowls) any where in the USA. Shipping go other countries depends on the size of the bowl and on the country (ask for an estimate). Minnesota residents must pay the State sales tax. Bowls can be purchased using a credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, or Amex) via a secure web site, or personal check.

All bowls are guaranteed and the price of the bowl will be fully refunded if you are unsatisfied for any reason within 30 days of sale.

A comment on pricing: My bowls are unusual and unique, each hand crafted on a lathe after careful selection of the wood, dried slowly under controlled conditions, sanded to least 600 grit, sealed with several applications of hand rubbed oil (sanding between coats), and hand buffed after a thin coat of beeswax/walnut oil. Burls are rare (some so rare I may never get another similar one) and often purchased from local loggers. Bowls made from burls must therefore sell for higher prices. I often pay over $100 for a burl that gives one bowl. Burls are also more difficult to turn due to decay and unusual grain and shapes.  My primary goal is to have fun making wood bowls and to provide enjoyment to those who have them. Thus, prices are set to primarily cover my bowl making expenses, which are not insignificant.

If you fall in love with one of my bowls and feel you can't afford it, email me and tell me why you love the bowl and I will work with you to come up with a special price on this or a similar bowl. It is important to me that my bowls are affordable to anyone who really appreciates the beauty of wood.

Click on the following links to go directly to the pages showing details of my Bowls for sale: