I turned this very striking bowl from a log of sycamore that I got from a tree surgeon. The log was rotted at the base of the trunk, but higher up the fungus had caused spalting in the timber. The fungus creates wandering black lines and zones of colour, both of which show clearly in this piece. The log also had a lot of ripple figure, which forms where the wood fibres are compressed, for example beneath the junction of a large branch with the trunk. This would make a great fruit bowl.