I turned this bowl from freshly fallen timber. Because the wood fibres shrink as they dry, the bowl developed slight surface texture, and warped to an oval shape. The wood has been attacked by fungus, leaving the bowl with dark staining next to paler wood. It has a rustic, somewhat primitive look.
It is 25 cm in diameter, and one of several that I turned from a tree with a history. It grew in a garden in Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Dame Henrietta Barnett (then Mrs Barnett) played a part in the development of the Suburb. In 1907 she gifted all occupiers with garden fruit trees, so that all would have access to fresh produce. This was one of those trees, planted in 1907 and cut down in 2020.