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~~SOLD--Mountain Ash Bell/Belle Bowl

Mountain Ash
Handmade, one-of-a-kind
excellent bowl for displaying tea, nuts, or cookies
finished w/ food-grade walnut oil
made by Zach LaPerriere
Sitka, Alaska 2017
bowl measures 
7 3/4" X 3"

Sometimes a bowl's shape just creeps up on me!  Because I salvage trees that have come to the end of their life, sometimes I have to remove wood that isn't suitable for a bowl.  And that's how this rough shape developed.

This is a very old shape for a bowl, just like an upside down bell.  (I'm also joking that maybe it will be a gift for someone's favorite belle.)  The shape just lends itself to being held and carried, and that's why if I had to guess, I'd say there's a good chance this might hold packages of tea for when company comes for a cup of tea.

I could also see some cookies in here, but again, the sky and/or your imagination is the limit.

There are some darker streaks in this bowl from a nearby scar, and the grain shows subtle rippling that is best seen in person.