excellent for a fruit, salad, or knitting bowl
finished w/ food-grade walnut oil
made by Zach LaPerriere
Sitka, Alaska 2017
bowl measures 14 X 6 1/2 X 7/8
This is the sort of salad bowl that will easily hold salad for 10.
The rich red with subtly orange streaks comes from an aging process I've experimented with for a couple of years, keeping wet and exposing to sun to encourage natural oxidizing of the pigments that are unique to red alder.
The raised foot and lipped rim make this bowl perfect for easy lifting with heavy loads, such as a pile of apple and maybe even a bunch of bananas on top.
I'm discounting this bowl because I ended up having to leave 5 screw holes in the base of this bowl. I filled the holes with glue and powdered abalone shell, which is sometimes used for mother-of-pearl. The holes obviously don't go through to the interior of the bowl.
I'm imagining that this bowl may become a workhorse for big salads and lots of fruit, but I've also made a few of these that became knitting bowls for holding skeins and balls of yarn. It's up to you!