Welcome  to If you want a beautiful wooden bowl that is handmade (not turned on a lathe) a biscuit or bread bowl for mixing dough, or a salad bowl big enough for the whole party - you're at the right place! I offer a wide variety of hand carved bowls, and all are handmade by me - here in the USA. I never try to cover over the fact that they're handmade, and I'll sometimes leave light tool marks or a very slight "rock" to the bottom to accentuate this fact.

                      Thank you folks for your interest in my bowls!

        >>>>>>>>  Every bowl on this site is 100% useable !!! <<<<<<<< 

Thank you folks for making this the #1 website on the 'net - most days,  for "handmade wooden bowls".

          Beautiful Bowls for 26 YEARS ... 1988 - 2014  

It's "Fair Time" ... October 16-26 at the NC State Fair! I'm there the whole fair. Check out my News Page to see what's going on.

 My KitchenSticks are a "great gift" for those that are hard to buy for! The pricing on KitchenSticks is a 3pak for $10 plus $5 for shipping... it actually costs a little more than that to ship them anywhere west of the Mississippi but I try to help out as I can.  See the NEWS page for more.

 If your desire is to see some totally handmade bowls like "Grandma used to have" you're at the right place! Since 1988 I've placed bowls into the hands of over a thousand folks who've shared that same desire, and have performed my craft - demonstrating how they're made in front of millions - both in person and on TV.

Thank You for making my bowls so popular!   

  To see my ugly mug on TV, click the Picture.

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ThumbnailTo see the "Roy's Folks" Video click here.



                               Enjoy your visit, and please come back again soon!                                                                                         James P Madren - "The Dough-Bowl Maker" 


My latest interest -

Carving "Wood-Spirits" into walking sticks. All are hand carved using knives and gouges on a variety of hardwoods such as Maple, Beech, Wild Cherry Poplar and Alder.  All have their own personality and  some are even named. Click on the picture for a larger version you can see more detail in.

More on these on my News Page