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The Perfect Little Bowl

Mountain Ash
Handmade, one-of-a-kind
excellent small piece or jewelry bowl
finished w/ food-grade Danish oil, varnish, and bees wax
made by Zach LaPerriere
Sitka, Alaska 2017
bowl measures 8 1/4" X 2"

I enjoy leaving a knot edge in a rim.  It reminds me that a small branch once grew right there, and it gives a balance the dramatic darker grain on the other side of the rim.

Because this piece of wood came from a forking branch, there is combination of dramatic grain and light & dark wood.  The grain shimmers in parts of this bowl.

The rim flares on this bowl for a pleasant shape and it feels great in the hand.

I see this bowl holding bracelets or something appreciated and well loved.

 

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Story: This tree died in front of a historic downtown Sitka home and was given to me by the granddaughter of the man who planted the tree.

At a recent market in Juneau a woman bought a bowl from this same tree.  We got to talking and after I learned she grew up in Sitka 60 years ago, I asked her name and soon realized that the man who planted the tree was her uncle.