CRAFT: Crafting with Nature
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Calgary-based Doha Chebib’s Log Bowls combine nature’s rough surfaces with smooth, glossy depressions, lending them an almost storybook quality. The 28-year-old University of Alberta design graduate turned to co-members at Edmonton-based Loyal Loot Collective, where she’s collaborated since 2004, to help execute her idea. After hand-selecting fallen and discarded logs that include wood from local birch, mountain ash, and willow trees, the groups dries them naturally for six-months — leaving the bark intact — before handing them over to their dedicated woodworker, Ken, for turning. The bowls, which vary in height and range 2–10 inches in diameter, are then hand-painted inside using colorful high-gloss acrylics and finished with a water-based sealant.
Laura Kiniry
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About the Author:
Laura Kiniry is a San Francisco-based freelance writer who’s busy snapping photos and learning design when she’s not writing articles and guidebooks.