The ‘Black Isle Bowl’

The bowl in the photo is to be raffled for funds and we must thank one of our trustees, John Ruickbie for producing what is undoubtedly a beautifully constructed work of art; a unique masterpiece!

The bowl is mostly made from wood from the Black Isle using ash, beech, sycamore and cherry sourced locally with walnut being used for the darker sections. Around the bowl are inlaid the silhouettes of our famous dolphins and a representation of the Black Isle. The bowl is almost 12 inches in diameter and about 6 inches in height.

John tells us that about 60 hours of his time was spent in creating this superb item.

The construction is called segmented turning and uses many small pieces glued up in rings and turned. The first person to guess the correct number of pieces of wood that the bowl has been made from on the draw date will win it.  

To see more detailed photos of the bowl please click here.

First select the number of guesses, fill in your details along with your guesses and once you press the 'Submit' button you will be taken to a page where you can pay. At the moment, the only payment method which we are able to support is through Paypal - a universally used payment system. It only takes a few moments to register and it is absolutely secure.

The price per guess is just £1.00 or six guesses for £5.00

If there are any questions about the competition or the bowl (other than 'how many pieces!), please use
the Enquiry Form and we will do our best to respond promptly.

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