WOODEN BOWLS on the order of the William Hunter creation shown at left will probably never hold lettuce and vinaigrette. Although most turned-wood vessels are made with at least a suggestion of a bowl shape, some look like graceful filigree while others are braided, stretched, furrowed, fluted, looped or even tied.
Attorney Edward Jacobson's extraordinary collection of these turned-wood bowls was the subject of awed reviews during its recent three-year Smithsonian-sponsored international tour; Jacobson recently donated all the pieces to Arizona State University at Tempe's Fine Arts Museum. Now, in "Contemporary Masters, Current Work by Artists of the Jacobson Collection," more than 60 new works by 18 of the artists represented in Jacobson's group are on display at del Mano Gallery & Studio (through Oct. 27). Prices range from about $500 to more than $10,000.
del Mano Gallery & Studio, 11981 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood; (213) 476-8508.