I teach a carving course at the local Woodcraft and my next session is to teach how to carve a simple flower. Most of my students have been furniture people but there's a limited number of furnture people who want to learn carving - so for this class I decided to try to appeal to the turners since there's so many of them around here.
To do so, I carved the lidded bowl shown in the pictures below. I'm actually not much of a turner - mostly I turn furniture parts like legs but have done a few bowls. The bowl is poplar (cheap - I couldn't afford fine wood). I put an inlay on the bowl to hide one of the glue joints. The only problem with the inlay is getting it to match up. I did that by cutting the groove for the inlay deeper until the inlay matched then took the bowl down to the level of the inaly.
I'll put the bowl in the store with a flyer and see if I can attract a few turners to this session (Saturday, Jan 26, 9am to 4pm, at Woodcraft Stanton - $75 and limited to 6 students - in case anyone's interested!)