When first published in 1987, The Art of Turned Bowls was a work ahead of its time. Now, considering the resurgence in popularity of this woodworking genre, the book is perfectly poised for rediscovery. Retooled with fresh full-color photographs of contemporary bowls featuring the work of award-winning turners from around the world, Richard Raffan’s classic has been totally updated to meet the demands of today’s turner. With a unique talent for making even the most abstract ideas accessible, the world’s most admired turning teacher offers an invaluable wealth of design advice.
This beautiful volume from Richard Raffan is dedicated to the art of creating aesthetic forms in your turned bowls.
More about design than about technique, The Art of Turned Bowls displays a wide range of bowls — by a host of experienced turners—with analysis that will help you create more artful bowls with a sense of balance and proportion. As you flip through the pages, you’ll discover how the subtle form and shape of a well-turned bowl is one that’s also a delight to hold and use.