Don makes segmented bowls and serving platters that are beautiful
and practical. Most of his turnings incorporate South Western designs in the
body of the bowl. The bowl pictured above has a "food safe" finish and is
designed to be used as a serving bowl for your favorite salad. The light
colored wood is Eastern Maple and the the darker red/brown wood is an exotic
wood called Padauk. He also makes serving platters which are food safe. Salad bowls range from about 9 to 12 inches in diameter and around 4 to 5
inches deep. Serving platters vary from 12 to 14 inches in diameter.
In addition to Eastern Maple and Padauk, Don also works with American Red Cherry, Black Walnut, Zebrawood, Purple Heart and Gaboon Ebony.
Don makes decorator bowls too. Most of the decorator bowls have designs built into them. All of his bowls have the original Norwegian spelling (Gjovaag) burned into the bottom.
Something new! Don has been making Segmented Bangles for the last year now. See his new creations under the "Bangle" page.
100% satisfaction guarenteed on all bowls platters and bangles. If you are not satisfied with your purchase of one of my bowls or platters, return it within 30 days (you pay return postage) in its orginal condition, I will send you a full refund. No questions asked.
Don has just completed a book Segmented Bowls for the Beginning Turner. It has been published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. and has been released for purchase. It has 200 color photos and is a step by step instruction manual on how to make the bowls you see on this website. If you're interested in Don's book, go to the New Book page and order your autographed copy.
Segmented bowls for the Beginning Turner
Use Don's book to turn your own segmented bowls. Complete instructions from start to finish for the beginning turner. The experienced turner will also find a wealth of information to make turning segmented bowls more efficient. Add to your cart now and Don will send you an autographed copy. Be sure to go to "Contact Us" page and tell Don how you want it autographed.