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~~SOLD--Mountain Ash Rimmed Bowl

Mountain Ash
Handmade, one-of-a-kind
excellent for a fruit or smaller salad bowl
finished w/ food-grade walnut oil
made by Zach LaPerriere
Sitka, Alaska 2017
bowl measures 11" X 3"

Over 2,500 years ago Lao Tzu famously said that what is not there often makes a form useful.  In this case, it's the wood removed from the interior of the bowl that makes the bowl useful.

I like how the darker wood on either side of the rim connects the two sides.  It's easy to visualize the missing darker wood.  For me at least: wood just lends itself to metaphor: balance, connectedness, and more.

This tree grew right in the heart of historic downtown Sitka on a windy hill.  I'm fond of the wavy grain that shows well both on the outside of the bowl and in the interior.

This bowl will work well as a smaller salad bowl or fruit, or for whatever you like to keep organized...