by Richard Raffan
An updated version of Turned Bowl Design (1987), this book is a candid discussion on design with insight from Raffan's many years of experience as a highly acclaimed professional turner.
Illustrating exemplary bowls, and bowls that don't quite make it, Raffan shares his approach to line and proportion. He covers selecting and preparing wood, drawing profiles, designing walls, rims and bases, turning green wood, and decorative effects such as coloring, burning, carving and piercing bowls. Throughout, photographs of his work provide inspiration for turners of any level of expertise.
Softcover, 8-1/2" x 11", 160 pages, 2008.