Wooden bowls – page 3. A bowl is a great way to show off a beautiful piece of wood. They are a very good addition to traditional or contemporary decor in any home. Not just decorative, they are always useful around the house. They can hold food for sharing, such as peanuts or sweets. They can hold keys and change, or those odds and ends that you never know what to do with. Or they can just sit on a shelf or table where they can be seen as art objects. They are always welcome, and make great gifts.
Every piece of wood is different, and the challenge of getting the best from it is something I enjoy. No two bowls are ever alike, so when these are sold, there won’t be another the same. Whether it’s the figure and grain of the wood, the elegant and practical designs or the little details of the turning that appeal, I hope you like them.
Most bowls on my website that are big enough are suitable for fruit. When choosing a fruit bowl, look at its shape and the size of the foot to be sure it will be stable. Some bowls have natural features that make them attractive pieces, but make them unsuitable for moist food. Wooden bowls with burr figure, retained bark or heavy spalting could work with fruit, but may not stand up to frequent washing. Almost any bowl you see here could hold nuts or sweets.
If you entertain a lot, or have a large family, a large salad bowl is a useful thing. But if you are catering for just two or three people, or bringing different salad recipes to the table, smaller ones are useful too. Wooden salad bowls are attractive and good to use, but do need looking after. Here is some information about wood care.
For salad, choose a bowl made of non-toxic wood (yew and laburnum make fine bowls, but would not be advisable for contact with moist food), and one with its inner surface free of natural defects.
Handmade salad bowls are great decorative items in their own right, good for dressing a table or display on a kitchen shelf. They look even better when holding a nice fresh salad. They make great gifts.
Go to Page 1 and Page 2 for more bowls, or to the tag cloud on the right to find what you are looking for.