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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 lower navigation banner (above) for images, descriptions, and prices of some of the bowls currently for sale. Most of my completed bowls are on display and for sale at the New Scenic Cafe near Duluth, but you can buy any of these from me directly via email or phone. I am currently working with large cherry and black ash burls.  A few of my bowls are now being sold at the American Swedish Institute store (bowls at the ASI store are not shown on this site and must be purchased at the ASI store in person). These for sale pages change frequently so check often for new bowls.

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

Featured Recent Bowl For Sale
(A new and unusual bowl is described below which may be purchased - this featured bowl will change often)

Spalted White Pine Burl Bowl  (Large bowl with amazing colors and patterns)

bowl dimensions: 14” diam x 7” ht, 1.13” wall thick

This large bowl was turned from a 40 year old white pine burl. The colors and patterns in this bowl are completely natural and due to spalting. The patterns in the bowl are dramatic with flame and feather figuring, wispy blue lines and shooting orange flames. The outer skin of the burl has a great patina and the thick edge of the bowl really shows this off. See more images and a full description of this bowl at the following link. This bowl is a real beauty!

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 yards.  A wood bowl can preserve the soul of a tree for generations to come, and make a special gift for relatives.  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.

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 gallery, or in an art show.  I can ship a bowl for $25 or less any where in the USA, and a little more to other countries. Minnesota residents must also pay the State sales tax.

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

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, carefully sanded usually to 800 grit, sealed with several applications of hand rubbed oil (sanding between coats), and hand buffed after a thin coat of beeswax/mineral oil. Burls are rare (some so rare I will never get another) and often purchased from local loggers and sell for higher prices. I often pay over $100 for a burl. Burls are also more difficult to turn due to decay and unusual shapes. Bark edged and unusually shaped bowls take a lot of extra time to turn and sand.  Never the less, 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.

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.

I have many bowls on display and for sale at the New Scenic Cafe near Duluth.  All of these are shown here and can also be purchased directly from me. I usualy have bowls on display in my shop in Hovland.

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