Marin County wood turner John Cobb knows the San Francisco Bay Area's hundreds of tree species literally inside out. He expertly selects logs from arborist discard piles, always on the hunt for dark walnut, black acacia, bay laurel, madrone, and many others whose remarkable tones and figuring are hidden beneath the bark. In his studio he turns these into spectacular bowls and vessels designed to highlight the unique artistic potential of each piece. Every item is a one-of-a-kind, signed and numbered work of art.

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