Pollard plane bowl, 18.5 cm

£65.00

A small fruit bowl turned from the stump of a pollarded London Plane tree.

1 in stock

SKU: 721 Category:

Description

Many of the street trees here are London plane. From time to time the authorities prune them very hard, leaving the branches as short, misshapen stumps, which soon sprout new branches. I had often thought that these stumps would be interesting material for turning. A while back I was given one of the stumps, which apparently had fallen to the pavement below, or been left behind by the tree workers. This bowl is the result. The wood had ingrown bark, patches of rot, the cut off ends of the pruned branches, complex, distorted grain, rich colour and numerous open fissures. I hope I can find more. The bowl is quite chunky. It could be used as a small fruit bowl.

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