Bowl turned from Red Mallee Burl (Australia)

July 28, 2022

This bowl (with beaded rim and undercut) has been turned from Australian Red Mallee Burl (Eucalyptus socialis), one of a number of Mallee burls growing on the dozens of Eucalyptus species native to the continent. In my view, Red Mallee is the most beautiful, both in color and figure. It is also, in my view, the hardest and most challenging of these woods---and the most expensive! That's a lot of superlatives, to which I would add: I think this is my most successful turning of this most testing of woods and one of my very best efforts in more than 25 years of woodturning.

8" dia x 2" h