I have been on a bowl carving spurge recently and I have been enjoying it!
These two are from Alder.
I love carving Alder when its green and this was as fresh as it comes.
The colour it turns when left is fantastic, a real orangy colour, these bowls were carved green then left to dry, Alder also has a tendancy to warp when drying so I left these thick until dry, then carved the final finish.
The underside of the bowls, the longer one I carved a raised bottom which I think worked out well.
It also has a nice curve to it.
I love tooled finish work!, Alder is a great wood to carve and I am going to enjoy using these bowls.
I am also working on a Cedar bowl and A nice egg basket in Birch, when I get them finished I'll get some pics posted.