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~~ SOLD --Quilted Live-Edge Thin Mountain Ash w/ Rough Interior

Mountain Ash
Handmade, one-of-a-kind
excellent for a fruit or salad bowl
finished w/ food-grade walnut oil
made by Zach LaPerriere
Sitka, Alaska 2016
bowl measures 9 1/2" X 4 1/2"


What an exceptional tree...it died of old age on the front lawn of a historic downtown tree and was given to me by the granddaughter of the man who planted it.

This bowl was an exploration for me of showing how the quilted texture is shown just on the outside of the tree.  You'll see where I left a section of the outer tree, right below the bark layer.  Unfortunately the photo can't show it fully, but the quilted cable texture is in all three dimensions on the live edge.

I turned this bowl to be thinner than my average bowl, so it's fairly light weight for it's size and for mountain ash.

Please note that the interior is NOT a fine and smooth interior as with most of my bowls.  The interior has been cut cleanly with a bowl gouge, then sanded lightly with a very course sandpaper, and finally buffed with a life 800 grit paper to give a buffed surface.  I turned this bowl to be used (potentially) as a Caesar salad bowl where the garlic is crushed right in the bowl and mixed into dressing.  It's the perfect size for a two person Caesar—but many of these bowls have also been used for regular salad and fruit bowls, too.