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405 is a 7 string Hermetic Bowl of Apple. 7 string bowls are tuned to pentatonic scales. These ancient scales touch the child in us and are exceptionally easy to play with. Apple is a softer wood with a sweet and dreaming tone. Hermetic Bowls have a more open shape. The sound is more mercurial, less intimate, more genial. Uncased.£844.

 

404 is a 13 string Lyre Bowlof Ash. The sound of ash is sometimes compared with the trained voice of a young male singer, warm , bright & strong. The sound made using Ash has a large timbre and strength, giving a sense of direction within the sound, with confidence & reliability. The bowl lends itself to improvisation as the notes are arranged with the deep ones central and alternating out to the high notes on the shorter strings. Large Lyre Bowls are frequently tuned to simple arpeggios, so that a single sweep of the hand produces a powerful harmony that vibrates the body in a bath of sound that cannot help but change the way the world looks and feels. Cased at £2,276. Video of a similar bowl.

 

403 is a 7 string Hermetic Bowl of Cherry. Hermetic Bowls have a more open shape. The sound is more mercurial, less intimate, more genial. Cherry gives a sweet, light sound and is reminiscent of maidens in a maypole dance. 7 string bowls are tuned to pentatonic scales. These ancient scales touch the child in us and are exceptionally easy to play with. To celebrate the first completed bowl from Sky our new trainee, we are offering a special 5% discount on this one, making it a straight £844, Uncased.

 

402 is a 5 string Hermetic Bowl of Walnut. Walnut is a quiet, serious wood and has the qualities of the wise elder. There is a sense of depth in the tone and the colouring of the wood. Hermetic Bowls have a more open shape. The sound is more mercurial, less intimate, more genial. Small bowls like this are ideal for meditation or accompaniment of other instruments. Some people use these in healing. £651 Uncased.

 

397 is a 10 string Melody Bowlof Cherry with a base note of G. Cherry gives a sweet, light sound reminiscent of sunlit meadows in May. Melody is the easiest bowl to play tunes on, or to sing and compose with. Maybe this is why they have been so popular with Music Therapists. This is an excellent bowl for the musically inexperienced to engage with. The bowl supports lullabies and folk music. The larger the bowl, the richer the harmonic range supporting both playing as a musical instrument and for use in therapy. This string arrangement can be tuned to modern scales for playing songs and improvisation or to the ancient pentatonic scales that touch the child in us and bring delight to the musically inexperienced. Cased at £1,754. Video of a 10 string bowl.

 

Bowl 395 is a 9 string Heart Bowl of Ash. This string arrangement can be tuned to modern scales for playing songs and improvisation or to the ancient pentatonic scales that touch the child in us and bring delight to the musically inexperienced. The sound of ash is sometimes compared with the trained voice of a young male singer, warm, bright & strong. The intense inwardness of the Heart Bowl’s shape seems to create a special intensity to the experience of playing them. This bowl seeks to touch that which is most deeply enfolded within, helping to touch the hardest to reach. It is an excellent bowl for meditation and healing work. Cased at £2,391. Video: the flexibility of a 9 string bowl. Video: comparison.

 

Bowl 394 is a 12 string Bridging Bowlof Yew.Twelve string bowls have an excellent range of sounds. Popular with many singers they give a lovely range for improvisation and self accompaniment. Yew has a very strong sound, yet warm and grounded. Historically used by the English for longbows, it has an association with pushing back enemies. It is a wood of swirling browns, being bright orange when new and aging. The two sets of strings support healing work, emphasizing the way the Bowls open hearts to healing. The deeper notes are in the centre making this a bowl where the strings fall easily to the hand. Cased at £2,132.

 

Bowl 392 is a 9 string Cherry Melody Bowl. Melody is the easiest bowl to play tunes on, or to sing and compose with. This is an excellent bowl for the musically inexperienced to engage with. The bowl supports lullabies and folk music. The larger the bowl, the richer the harmonic range supporting both playing as a musical instrument and for use with therapist. Cherry is reminiscent of a bank of fresh flowers. This string arrangement can be tuned to modern scales for playing songs and improvisation or to the ancient pentatonic scales that touch the child in us and bring delight to the musically inexperienced. This is an excellent bowl for the musically inexperienced to engage with. The bowl supports lullabies and folk music. Cased at £1,582. Video: the flexibility of a 9 string bowl.

 

Bowl 391 is a 7 string Elm Melody Bowl. Elm is a tall elegant tree whose wood produces a flowing, breathy sound. Elm is linked with Mercury/Hermes having particular healing powers on the journey of becoming. Melody Bowls are the easiest bowls to play tunes on, or to sing and compose with. Maybe this is why they have been so popular with Music Therapists. This is also an excellent bowl for the musically inexperienced to engage with. The bowl supports lullabies and folk music. 7 string bowls are tuned to pentatonic scales. These ancient scales touch the child in us and are exceptionally easy to play with. Cased at £1,294. Video of a similar bowl.

 

Bowl 387 is a 9 string Lyre Bowl in Cherry, with a base note of D. The Lyre Bowl lends itself to improvisation as the notes are arranged with the deep ones central and alternating out to the high notes on the shorter strings. Lyre Bowls are often favoured for their alternating note pattern which integrates left & right hemispheres of the brain. This string arrangement can be tuned to modern scales for playing songs and improvisation or to the ancient pentatonic scales that touch the child in us and bring delight to the musically inexperienced. Cherry is reminiscent of maidens in a maypole dance. Cased at £1,582. Video: the flexibility of a 9 string bowl.

 

Bowl 379 is an 18 string Bridging Bowl made from Sycamore, which has a spreading, generative, protective nature that comes through the sound as much as it does through the big leaves, many seedlings and rounded shape of parkland example. The dark and light sides are represented by tuning pegs in rare dark brown oak set across from bleached white oak. The two sets of strings on this Bridging Bowl support healing work, as they emphasise the work the Bowls do in opening the heart to healing. The deeper notes are in the centre making this a bowl where the strings fall easily to the hand. This bowl has a full 2 octave range, giving a very large range for improvisation and music making. The tone is rich and full making it rewarding as a meditation sound as well. Cased at £2,977.

 

Bowl 378 is a 14 string Ash Bridging Bowl with a base note of E. The sound of Ash has a large timbre and strength, with a sense of direction within the sound, giving confidence & reliability. The two sets of strings on this Bridging Bowl support healing work, emphasizing the work the Bowls do in opening the heart to healing. The deeper notes are in the centre making this a bowl where the strings fall easily to the hand. Cased at £2,393.

 

Bowl 377 is a 21 string Lyre Bowl made from Ash. This is the largest standard type of Sounding Bowl we make, it has truly remarkable depth and power of sound. The sound of ash is sometimes compared with the trained voice of a young male singer, warm , bright, strong and confident. Large Lyre Bowls are frequently tuned to simple arpeggios, so that a single sweep of the hand produces a powerful harmony that vibrates the body in a bath of sound that cannot help but change the way the world looks and feels. Video of a similar bowl. With a base note of D. Cased at £4,400.

 

Bowl 376 is a 15 string Lyre Bowl made from Plane. There is a deep power in the dynamics of a larger Lyre Bowl and this is added to with the subtle strength of Plane. The sound created by this wood has warmth, vitality, longevity and expansive inclusiveness. The Lyre Bowl easily lends itself to harmonics. Fifteen string bowls have a full 2 octave range, giving a very large range for improvisation and music making. The tone is rich and full making it rewarding as a meditation sound as well. This comes with a case at £2,662. Video of a similar bowl.

 

Bowl 367 is a 10 string Walnut Bridging Bowl. Walnut is a quiet, serious wood and has the qualities of the wise elder. There is a sense of depth in the tone and the colouring of the wood. The two sets of strings on this Bridging Bowl support healing work, emphasising the work the Bowls do in opening the heart to healing. The deeper notes are in the centre so the strings fall easily to the hand. This one comes with a case at £1,754. Video of some Bridging Bowls.

 

346 is an 11 string Lyre Bowl in Ash whose brown heart-wood gives a bright and strong tone. See and hear this one on this video at minute 03:30. The purple-brown pegs tune the usual bronze wound strings to major/minor scales, modes or a sweep tuning as in 335. presently available cased £1777 or uncased at £1547

 

Ash has a strong warm voice.. Lyre Bowl 335 has 13 strings for scales or a sweep tuning and is shown in at minute 02:25 in this video. As with all Sounding Bowls the manual gives full instructions for the various tunings. A Strong contrast is created by the white wood and scorched-black tuning pegs that is in harmony with the strong sound of this deeper than average Lyre Bowl. The carving on the underside is crisp and clear with that order-in-chaos beauty found in so many of nature’s own patterns. Available cased at £2276.

 

Lyre Bowl 317 is nearly 14 across making it light and easy to hold up and play at the same time. Cherry has a bright, springtime, dancing sound to it. The nine notes give the full octave plus one note or a very wide range if tuned to the pentatonic scale. The manual gives guidance for both these as well as ancient modal tunings The outside is carved and it comes complete with case at £2393

 

Bowl 316 is a 12 string Bridging Bowl in Elm. It is rare to have a bowl of this size in this wood. Elm was a tall elegant tree whose wood produces a flowing, breathy sound. The dark and light sides are represented by tuning pegs in yew and walnut. The two sets of strings on this Bridging Bowl support healing work, emphasising the work the Bowls do in opening the heart to healing. The deeper notes are in the centre making this a bowl where the strings fall easily to the hand. Twelve string bowls have an excellent range of sounds. Popular with many singers they give a lovely range for improvisation and self accompaniment. It comes complete with a case at £2,132. Video of a similar bowl.

 

Lyre Bowls with 7 strings like 313 here are light and easy to hold. I generally play using just my thumbs but there are many techniques you can also use. Sycamore has a warm and firm tone, I sometimes think of it as a mother’s caring voice. This one comes cased at £1294

 

Oak has a strong presence in feel and sound. Number 310 is the first Oak Sounding Bowl we have made. The wood came from a very special 220 yr old tree from the Blenheim estate. Every part of this tree is being tracked as part of the OneOak project. This Melody Bowl has been filmed in the making for them and posted on their You Tube channel. The Sylva Foundation Blog also has two pieces (here’s the 2nd) about this Melody Bowl. Due for Exhibition at Art in Action the purchaser can take possession after OneOak has finished showing it. A nine string Melody Bowl 310 is tuned C – d. a YouTube video showing more details will be up by end March. Available mid December this unique piece comes carved and cased at £1582

 

Hermetic Bowl 308 is about 10 inches or 25cm across. I made this five string Cherry instrument at the 2011 woodturners international symposium as part of a demonstration and sharing of techniques. Cherry has a light and lively tone reminiscent of a girl’s singing, of May, dancing and flower filled meadows. It comes uncased with the usual set guides to playing and meditating with a five string Sounding Bowl. Only £651

 

Hermetic Bowl 301 from Sycamore is about 9 inches or 22cm across with three strings. In spite of it’s small size the body of sound from this piece is as rich and warm as I have heard from three strings. Sycamore has a spreading, generative, protective nature that comes through the sound as much as it does through the big leaves, many seedlings and rounded shape of parkland examples. It comes uncased with the usual guides to playing and meditating with a three string Sounding Bowl. £392

 

Meditation Bowl number 296 is about 8" or 20cm across with three strings. Holly has a delightfully bright, star-like sound. Imagine the spiky nature of the leaves combined with the delicacy of the little white flowers that show on this tree all year round, and add in the brightness of the red berries to get a feeling for the inner nature of the sound of Holly. Meditation Bowls have a shape that adds warmth to any sound. These two together give this little three string Sounding Bowl quite a special nature. The Holly comes to the workshop as fresh felled tree. This one was turned before seasoning, giving an uneven shape and slightly brighter sound. Comes uncased with the usual guides to playing and meditating with a five string Sounding Bowl. Only £473.

 

Meditation Bowl number 294 is about 8" or 20cm across with three strings. Holly has a delightfully bright, star-like sound. Imagine something of the spiky nature of the leaves combined with the delicacy of the little white flowers that show on this tree all year round, and add in the brightness of the red berries to get a feeling for the inner nature of the sound of Holly. Meditation Bowls have a shape that adds warmth to any sound. These two together give this little three string Sounding Bowl quite a special nature. The Holly comes to the workshop as fresh felled tree. This one was seasoned before turning giving a smooth even shape and slightly warmer sound. Comes uncased with the usual guides to playing and meditating with a five string Sounding Bowl. Only £473.

 

Lyre Bowl number 292 is about 11 inches or 27cm across and exceptional for many reasons. Firstly the carved base by Joe Hornby is hugely successful, an example of how beautiful carved texture on turning can be. Shown on left, underside as well as edge-on, the tuning handle has been balanced on the centre tuning peg. It is also exceptional to get Holly in this size. I never know when we might get more. The tone of this piece combines the steady strength of Lyre Bowl dynamics with the bright sparkling nature of Holly’s note. Comes uncased with the usual guides to playing and meditating with a five string Sounding Bowl. See on Youtube. Considerable value at £844

 

Hermetic Bowl No.267 is in Cherry. It’s thinner design adds to the lightness and joyousness of the Cherry voice. Uncased at £844

 

From the same Sycamore tree as 240 is this large Lyre Bowl, No 241. 17 strings gives it two octaves and two notes, allowing a wide range of modes and scales. The deepest note, F’ is rich and the whole tone of the bowl is warm and it’s low profile makes it open and giving in tone. £3330

 

Rare Rippled Ash adds strange beauty to Number 209 here as the visual texture of the grain is like curly hair in going both ways at once. The tone is soft, sweet and carries a conviction out of proportion with size of this 10inch, four string Meditation Bowl. The deep shape has the hidden curve under the rim, adding the mystery of unseen spaces to the inwardness of the tone. Uncased at £583.

 

A deep 12 string Lyre Bowl in Sycamore, Number 192 has a warm and spreading tone with a good range of notes. The silvery lights reflected in this close grained and slightly rippled wood decided me to leave this 16" Sounding Bowl smooth underneath. The red pegs reflect the warmth of tone. Cased at £2132 this is a classic.

 
 

The Suni Harp prototype was developed for New York glass artist and harpist, Ulla Darni on images she received from a spirit guide. Apparently there was a Tibetan musician called ‘Suni’ living in Japan around 350 years ago whose reputation as a performer rested in a small way on the instrument she played. According to the images and descriptions of Ulla’s guide the instrument was very like this one.

Personally I prefer to believe that this stringing pattern is unique in musical history but there is no documentary evidence for or against this, or the existence of Suni so far. We would both be interested if anyone has anything to offer.

In the meantime I made this 18 string "Suni Harp" as a prototype for the 24 string version I made for Ulla. This one is made from Sycamore. 19” x 9” x 3” The tone is remarkably bright, full and harmonious for such a small instrument, having a quality that charms listeners. 18inches long by 9 inches wide by 3 deep. Now on Special offer at only £900. Phone me to hear this remarkable instrument

 

Most Sounding Bowls come cased within the price. Our standard hand made hard case, soft lined is available to fit any uncased bowl. From £240.