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Mike McKinney Handcrafted Artisan Wooden Bowl
Woodturner Mike McKinney hand turns each bowl, making them completely UNIQUE and no two are the same.
*Hand wash only. Do not soak. Dry thoroughly to prolong the life of the wood. Do not place in dishwasher, oven or microwave.
An important fact to remember is that each bowl is made individually from dry roughed out blanks and since they don't start out the same and they are hand turned a set of salad bowls will have variances, size, thickness, color, etc.
Each bowl, when taken care of properly, will bring years of enjoyment to it's owner.
Mike McKinney is a fourth generation woodworker who had an opportunity to work in the shop with both his dad and granddaddy. His granddaddy, Paul, was his most impressive hero and was very pleased when Mike was with him in the shop. "Granddaddy made me a workbench from an old wooden crate, he attached a V-block for planning against, gave me a Staley #4 plane, a hammer, all the nails I wanted, a handsaw and scraps of wood. He was happy for any time I might be able to spend with him."
Mike was active in the NC Woodturners group while his dad's health allowed him to go, and currently the Carolina Mountain Woodturners where, in both clubs, he has had the benefit of seeing and hearing world class woodturners describe "what and how they do it." He took a week long class with John Jordan (his favorite woodturner) at Appalachian Center for Craft in 1994. He might say he is self-taught, but would give a lot of credit for these exposures. He says, "The turning clubs and associations are so very helpful and information to turners and collectors at any level."
Mike is a member of:
Haywood County Arts Council
The American Association of Woodturners
His works have been shown at:
- Round & Smooth, Brasstown, NC
- Brasstown Valley Resort, Young Harris, NC
- Bay Front Gallery, Pensacola, FL
- Woody's Chair Shop, Spruce Pine, NC
- Gallery America, Carrboro, NC
- Gallery Two Six Two, Waynesville, NC
Donated By Mike McKinney