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~~SOLD--Knot in Rim Chatoyance Bowl

Mountain Ash

Handmade, one-of-a-kind
excellent bowl for cookies or small fruit
finished w/ food-grade walnut oil
made by Zach LaPerriere
Sitka, Alaska 2017
bowl measures 
5 1/8" X 1 5/8"

Chatoyance is the amazing ability of wood that grew in special conditions to reflect light differently from different directions.  Chatoyance is often used well in guitars and violins, hence the name "fiddle-back" for a very special kind of wavy chatoyance.

This tree grew in front of a historic downtown Sitka home and was given to me by the granddaughter of the man who planted the tree.  I've almost completely turned that tree into bowls, and this is just one of less that a dozen that are left.

You'll see a knot hole in the rim of this bowl.  I like to unearth stories in my bowls, and if you look carefully you'll see that this knot came from a small branch that was cut, because the knot ends abruptly about inch below the rim of the bowl.  I deliberately shaped this bowl to show this knot.

My wife likes putting cookies out in bowls such as this, but it would work for so many other small to medium sized items.  It's just about the perfect size for a bunch of grapes.