excellent for a small display piece or possible jewelry bowl
finished w/ food-grade walnut oil
made by Zach LaPerriere
Sitka, Alaska 2017
bowl measures 4 3/4" X 1"
Every once in a while I find a piece of wood that just defies what we expect to ever see inside of a tree.
And even after this bowl was off the lathe it still held a surprise. I cleaned the bark from out of a natural void and there is a small branch in the void. The chances of this are just out of this world.
This is a beautiful little piece with unmatch crazy grain patterns. There is simply no understanding what's up down or otherwise in the tree.
I would guess this will mostly be a display piece but my customers tell me that these sorts of little bowls can still be used for jewelry and small items
Story:The tree this bowl came from blew over near my house and fell into the ocean. I salvage the tree and most went to firewood but some rounds clearly had amazing grain.
I felt a bit funny with two piles...one for firewood and one for bowls stock. As I cut near the base of the tree the bowl stock pile kept growing and the firewood pile didn't get much else!