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 Rice Bowl 3011C

Rice Bowl 3011C

Deep, smaller rice bowl in Cherry, finished in Flow Blue milk paint, flaxseed oil and beeswax. 110 x 120 x 75mm

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.

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