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Knot in Rim Bowl

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Alaska Yellow Cedar
finished w/ food-grade tung & citrus oil

handmade by Zach LaPerriere 

Sitka, Alaska 2019
bowl measures 10 1/2" X 2 1/2"

 

Every vessel is an exploration into a tree.  Zach shaped this bowl from a part of the tree that leaned hard and grew with the center (heart) of the tree offset to one side.  The result is a dense heart that fans into wider growth rings.

The outside of this bowl retains tools marks, but was still sanded to a silky smooth surface.

What looks like a small dark bite out of the rim of this bowl is actually the bark edge of a tree branch.  You'll also notice Zach's signature treatment of the rim: crisp edges where flowing curves meet.