Green-turned oak bowl with bark rim


An oak bowl with bark at the rim

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This green-turned oak bowl is one of a series I made from a single tree, a big fallen oak that had been left lying on the ground. I turned this bowl while the timber was still unseasoned. Drying had begun, because the tree had been down for some time before I found it. Normally the heartwood of oak is darker in colour than the sapwood. But this wood has a rich brown sapwood and the heartwood is pale. I think this is due to fungal staining.

Over a few days, the bowl dried, warped and then stabilised. Its diameter varies from 21.5 cm to 25 cm.

It has an organic look and feel, distorted and a rim that retains the bark of the tree. It could be used to hold fruit.


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