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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. In August and late July (2013) I have sold many bowls.  Many of these are still on the web site and marked sold. All completed bowls are shown on this web site and are on display at the New Scenic Cafe in Duluth, MN, or in my shop in Hovland.  I now have a great inventory in preparation for summer and the Hovland Arts Festival on July 4-5.  My bowls are now being sold at the American Swedish Institute store (bowls at the ASI store are not shown on this site).



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
  


Image of a recently turned spalted aspen burl bowl. Aspen burls have amazing grain figuring. My bowls are designed to show the beauty of the wood without embellishments of any kind. I try hard to preserve the bark and even the lichens that typically grow on north woods bark. My bowls are finished with tung oil and a thin buffed coat of beeswax in mineral oil.


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 have paid 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.  Some of these are not shown here. I also 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: