excellent for a fruit or small item bowl
finished w/ food-grade walnut oil
made by Zach LaPerriere
Sitka, Alaska 2016
bowl measures 9 1/4 X 4 1/4"
This is the very last salad bowl available from a grand old mountain ash tree that grew in front of a historic downtown Sitka home and watched over the waterfront for 60 plus years.
I made this bowl late last year with a few others to serve as Caesar salad bowls. The interior of the bowl was turned, sanded lightly with a course grit of sand paper, then sanded smooth. By skipping much of the sanding process (only on the inside of the bowl) a slightly textured surface is left, which is perfect for crushing garlic and mixing the dressing for Caesar salads.
I'm only selling this bowl now because the bowl was set aside inadvertently and never offered for sale until now.
There is subtly quilted grain in parts of the bowl. The center (or heart) of the tree is at the bottom of the bowl because I had to remove scarring and turn a rotted section of the tree into firewood. Only sound wood remains in this bowl.
In addition to a Caesar salad bowl, this would make a fine fruit or other salad bowl. I could see the bowl being used to serve warm dinner rolls—which is perfect because wood insulates much better than glass, ceramic, or plastic. I've also sold a number of bowls like this with steep walls for holding knitting yarn.