The natural edge bowl is an illustration of how humans and nature can work together to create beauty. With 214 beautiful, clear color photos and concise text, readers are taken through all the steps necessary to create beautiful natural edge bowls, beginning with wood grain orientation on the lathe and preparing the wood blank, to rough turning, shaping, balance, coring, and final turning. This thorough book also includes decoration beyond turning, including edge and surface treatments such as burning, carving, piercing, and finishing. Also explored are various materials available for the turner's use, including domestic and imported burls, and where to obtain them. Finally, an impressive gallery of natural edge turnings fires the imagination for future projects. Novices will find this book filled with exciting challenges and seasoned turners will enjoy the details. 80 pages.