This bowl is 26 cm across its greatest diameter. It is one of a series I made from a big old oak tree that fell and lay on the ground for long enough to begin to spalt. It has pale sapwood that has darkened, particularly on one side, due to the action of the spalting fungus. Its heartwood has a paler colour. I turned it while the wood was still wet with sap. Within a week or so, the bowl had dried and distorted to the irregular oval shape that you can see, then stabilised. I retained the natural textured surface of the log that was beneath the bark. It has an attractive organic look and feel, with a little ripple figure, and could be used for fruit or for salad.