This shallow bowl is made (mostly!) from the wood of a fallen oak tree. This piece had a large natural fissure and a number of smaller ones, and I considered scrapping it as unsuitable for turning. In the end I decided to fill the fissures with fragments of crushed mussel shell from Cornwall. The inlay was too hard to turn with normal tools, but tungsten carbide tipped tools were able to do the job. The result is an unusual and striking bowl that could be used for fruit.