Master woodworker Rodney Band makes hand-turned wooden bowls in his workshop at Imhoff Farm in Kommetjie, just outside of Cape Town. 

Each bowl is completely unique  its shape, size and form determined by the type of wood, its unique grain, age, size and number of branches. The outside of each bowl is turned on a lathewhile the insides are sculpted by Rodney using a tool he designed himself, that allows him to shape the bowl in an asymmetrical way best suited to the piece of wood. 

Rodney began exploring the art of wood turning in the early 1990s. He is happiest when working with wood and crafting nature’s raw materials into pieces of art. Most of his wood comes from trees that have naturally fallen and so his practice is one of sustainability, repurposing that which would otherwise go to waste or end up as firewood. He uses a variety of wood depending on what is available, from his favourite soft wood, Cork Oak, to harder wood such as Norfolk Pine that is very difficult to sand, to the indigenous Wild Olive root that creates beautiful holes in the bowl, to rare finds such as Red Ivory.

Rodney Band
African Blackwood Bowl II

African Blackwood timber
38 x 37 x 22 cm
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Rodney Band
African Blackwood Bowl II

African Blackwood timber
38 x 37 x 22 cm
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Rodney Band
Big Cork Oak Bowl
Cork oak
38 x 54 x 31 cm
Unique
Rodney Band
Big Cork Oak Bowl
Cork oak
38 x 54 x 31 cm
Unique
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Blackwood Vessel

Blackwood timber
17 x 17 x 20 cm
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Rodney Band
Blackwood Vessel

Blackwood timber
17 x 17 x 20 cm
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Common Hookthorn Burl

Common Hookthorn timber
45 x 40 x 15 cm
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Common Hookthorn Burl

Common Hookthorn timber
45 x 40 x 15 cm
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Eucalyptus and African Blackwood Bowl

Eucalyptus timber, African blackwood
63 x 63 x 60 cm
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Rodney Band
Eucalyptus and African Blackwood Bowl

Eucalyptus timber, African blackwood
63 x 63 x 60 cm
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Leadwood Bowl

Leadwood timber
31 x 25 x 26 cm
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Rodney Band
Leadwood Bowl

Leadwood timber
31 x 25 x 26 cm
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Panga Panga Platter

Panga Panga timber
48 x 47 x 7 cm
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Rodney Band
Panga Panga Platter

Panga Panga timber
48 x 47 x 7 cm
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Red Eucalyptus Bowl

Red eucalyptus timber
35 x 30 x 25 cm
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Rodney Band
Red Eucalyptus Bowl

Red eucalyptus timber
35 x 30 x 25 cm
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Red Eucalyptus Round

Red eucalyptus timber
32 x 31 x 29 cm
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Rodney Band
Red Eucalyptus Round

Red eucalyptus timber
32 x 31 x 29 cm
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Wild Olive Root Bowl I

Wild olive timber
64 x 64 x 43 cm
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Rodney Band
Wild Olive Root Bowl I

Wild olive timber
64 x 64 x 43 cm
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Wild Olive Root Bowl II

Wild olive timber
64 x 64 x 43 cm
Unique

Rodney Band
Wild Olive Root Bowl II

Wild olive timber
64 x 64 x 43 cm
Unique

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Rodney Band
Wild Olive Sculpture

Wild olive timber
36 x 31 x 38 cm
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Rodney Band
Wild Olive Sculpture

Wild olive timber
36 x 31 x 38 cm
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