I turned this shallow bowl from a large elm tree that fell in Storm Eunice in early 2022. It is one of a series, this one being made while the wood was still full of sap. As it dried it took on an oval shape, a wavy rim and some surface texture. Elm is quite uncommon in this area, because of the Dutch elm disease that killed most trees during the last century. This tree somehow survived, but it did have some decay at the base of the trunk, which may have weakened it. Elm has a great colour, with prominent grain. This piece has a number of small pin knots. It would make a fine fruit bowl.