Dimpled "Raindrops" Cereal Bowl 2811C
Alder dimpled cereal bowl finished in Flow Blue milk paint, walnut oil and beeswax. 170 x 180 x 60mm
Hand turned on 100% non electric foot operated spring pole lathe using blacksmith hand forged bowl hooks to shape the spinning piece of wood. I use "green" or fresh wood with the sap and moisture still in it, so once it is turned, the bowl is put into wood shavings and allowed to dry slowly. This process gives the bowl a distinct, unique oval shape and undulating rim, since different parts of the tree shrink at different rates. I then put two layers of milk paint on it and finish with food safe flax seed oil. The more you use it the more it will develop a patina and I hope become a treasured object.