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This ale bowl was designed for the Hallingdal project in "Rosemaling Styles, Study and Design".  The design started out as geometric, but turned into having assymmetrical features as I painted.  Notice how the design goes around the central flower instead of radiating out straight from the root flower.  Some of the old bowls were designed in this manner.

Ale Bowl - Flower and Fish

The bowl is made from poplar and measures 8 1/2" in dia. x 2 3/4" deep.  I wanted the rim divided into 5th, so the border design could be repeated.

There are Hallingdal and Os designs for this bowl.

Pouring Bowl

This pouring bowl “troys” is turned out of poplar and measures 10 x 12” x 2 ¾”.

Cream Carafe

This cream carafe is an interesting container and a fun one to paint and display.  I have painted a number of designs for this piece.  The cream carafe measures 5 ¼” in diameter x 7 ½” tall and is turned out of poplar.

Small Tine

This nice small tine is made by Bill Keller and measures 7 1/4" x 3 15/16" x 4 15/16".


This “Bostcast” was used in the old days to hold a comb and brush.  I heard they were coated with tar to keep the lice out of ones hair.  I designed it to fit a large size tissue box.  There is a towel bar underneath the bottom.  It measures 11” x 15 ½” x 6 ¼” and is constructed out of alder.

Muffin Plate

This muffin plate is turned out of poplar and 5 3/8" x 3 7/16". 

Octagon Tray - 16"

This round tray is made from poplar with birch plywood used for the floor.  It measures 16" in diameter and is 3" tall including the legs.

Viking Napkin Holder Wood

This Viking Napkin Holder is made from alder and measures 10 3/4" x 7 1/8" x 4".  It is a useful container even for a plant placed on the kitchen table.