Hollow forms are bowl or vases with a tight opening. They present a great surface to show the wood’s natural beauty but are more difficult to create as the hollowing is done through a relatively small hole.

Box Elder Burl Hollow Form (521) $375

This piece was created from a gnarly block of nicely figured Box Elder burl.  I chose to paint the interior a flat black to accentuate the natural voids.  The base, which is also painted black, lifts the piece up, just enough to give it a more airy feel. 4 3/4″ tall, 7 1/2″ wide (3 1/4″ at the base), 2″ opening, 1/4″ thick

Elm Burl Hollow Form (541) $275

6 1/4″ tall, 11″ wide (6″ at the base), 3 1/2″ opening, 3/16″ thick

Elm Burl Hollow Form (506) $95

4″ tall, 6″ wide, 2 1/8″ opening, 1/8″ thick

Elm Burl Hollow Form (507) $95

4″ tall, 6 1/4″ wide (3 1/4″ at the base), 2″ opening, 1/8″ thick

Elm Burl Hollow Form (508) $95

3 3/8″ tall, 5″ wide (2 1/4″ at the base), 2 1/4″ opening, 3/32″ thick

Elm Burl Hollow Form (509) $95

2 3/4″ tall, 5 1/2″ wide (2 3/4″ at the base), 2″ opening, 1/8″ thick

Elm Burl Hollow Form (510) $95

2 3/8″ tall, 4 3/4″ wide (2 1/2″ at the base), 1 1/2″ opening, 1/8″ thick

Elm Burl Hollow Form (511) $225

This piece is as much void as it is wood with the rim made of maple, providing a nice contrast to the darker elm. 4 1/4″ tall, 8 1/2″ wide, 2 1/2″ opening, 1/4″ thick

Gambel Oak Burl Hollow Form (514) $105

This piece was created from a dead Gambel Oak from my friend’s front yard in Colorado Springs.  It was infested with carpenter ants and large grubs and was destined for the fire pit when, on a whim, I thought I’d see what I could make out of it (glad I did). 3 5/8″ tall, 5 3/4″ wide (2 3/8″ at the base), 2 1/2″ opening, 1/8″ thick

Maple Burl Hollow Form (515) $95

3 1/2″ tall, 5 1/2″ wide (2 1/4″ at the base), 2″ opening, 1/8″ thick

Tamarix Burl Hollow Form (523) $75

3 1/2″ tall, 5″ wide (2 3/8″ at the base), 2 1/4″ opening, 3/16″ thick