Bowl Hewing with Keith Ruble

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Jon Kay
In the 1970s, Keith Ruble learned bowl hewing from legendary bowl maker Bill Day, while the two were demonstrating at the Indiana State Fair’s Pioneer Village. More than forty years later, Keith continues the craft, using an adze to chop out vessels in a variety of shapes, including traditional rectangles, ovals, animals, and even the state of Indiana. This version of the documentary does not have narration. This video follows Keith through the creative process: cutting out blanks, chopping out the container, and finishing a bowl.
Jon Kay for Traditional Arts Indiana
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