This is one of a series of bowls that I turned from the wood of a wych elm tree that fell during a gale in early 2022. Elm is an unusual tree in this area since the elm disease that decimated the species in the 1980s. This tree somehow survived until the storm and I was happy to secure some of the timber from it. I am enjoying turning it. This striking bowl has some burr figure, the small knots that often form in this species. The knots have small open fissures, and the wood has a rich dark colour contrasted by its pale sapwood.