Black Walnut wooden bowl With Natural edge.

Cherry Burl With Lapis Inlay.

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What does this goat have to do with wooden bowls? Nothing, but what's a website without a goat?

Welcome to EFM Bowl Turnings! Everette Middleton turns and sells handmade wooden bowls. Starting with raw chunks of timber he hand crafts the bowls by turning the wood on a lathe. He works the wood until he takes away everything that isn't a bowl. Often, the wooden bowls are embellished with semi-precious stone inlay (Malachite, Lapis, Turquoise...). Some of the wood bowls are natural edge with no inlay. While most of the bowls are intended for decoration, we do offer wooden salad bowls as well. The decorative bowls can be used as key/change bowls to keep things organized by your door. Also, the vessels and vases can be displayed with dried flowers or with a glass insert LIVE flowers.

Prices of the bowls range between: $25 for the smallest with no inlay to $400 for the largest with inlay.





One of the things I love about turning bowls and tending our farm is working with my hands. However, this often leaves them rough and calloused. And on most occasions stained in the prints and under the nails. I personally don't see a problem here. But I do get odd looks from time to time. Whether it's from my mother-in-law taken aback by my nails as I take a bite of bread or an old friend sneering at them at a grade school reunion. I am so used to this condition these responses seem odd to me. On several occasions my daughter has told me I have "scratchy" hands and that I need to "fix" them. But alas, I am not the type of person to get a manicure or scrub them with some dried out sea creature. So I guess I will continue to live with this affliction. In doing so I would ask those repulsed by my grotesque hands to be more tolerant.

That being said, tongue planted firmly in cheek, I enjoy the rugged nature of my hands. They are a reminder of my projects. Be it a stain from the polyurethane I applied to a vessel that I have been laboring over for weeks. Or a splinter that has been plaguing me since the final nail hammered into my barn stalls. Oddly enough, while inspecting them, I feel closer to my ancestors. They take me to time before people were crammed into air-conditioned cubicles forced to pound away feverishly on keyboards. And with that last thought lingering I will wrap this up.



Fresh off the lathe!


      Finished See Gallery


Cherry with Turquoise

This piece was made out of a log that fell into my friends front yard. Just goes to show you that an interesting finished product can come from anywhere!


Getting Started

Hey everyone, I am trying out a website for free from Squarespace for the next 13 days. This is my first time building a site so bare with me. You should expect to see the templates change a few times until I find one I like. So far I like the choices that are available, and it is fairly user friendly.

I have connected with Twitter and Facebook.  I hope to be able to keep all 3 of my followers updated with my current events. I plan to post pictures, videos and more.





Meanwhile enjoy this video of my wife riding at our farm Paddle Stone Equestrian Center

and various other locations.