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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.

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.


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  1. Sophie A. says:

    These are so beautiful!!! What a wonderful, surprising combination of textures and colors.

  2. Sean Michael Ragan says:

    Very elegant concept and execution.

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