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~~SOLD--Mountain Ash Bark and Exquisite Grain Bowl

Mountain Ash
Handmade, one-of-a-kind
excellent for a smaller fruit bowl
finished w/ food-grade walnut oil
made by Zach LaPerriere
Sitka, Alaska 2016
bowl measures 7 1/2” X 2”

 

I just love the grain pattern, bark in rim, and bark inclusion in the side of this bowl.

I left the bark edge in this bowl and you'll also see a bark inclusion that goes right through the side of the bowl that also lets a sliver of light through.

This bowl was part of a series of tooled surface interiors. So what does that mean? It means that I finished turned the interior and ran some medium grit sandpaper over quickly, then buffed with very fine sandpaper. This leaves a smooth yet textured surface that has been popular at artisan markets.

You really get a feel from the majority lighter wood and small amount of darker wood that this bowl came from the outer part of the tree, and quite close to a giant branch.

A special tree, for sure.

Bowl measures 7 1/2" x 2"

 

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