Spalted Oak Bowl Pitch Black
Spalted Oak bowl, finished in Pitch Black milk paint/flaxseed oil. Burnished interior using a small piece of pounamu. 165 x 150mm D, 60mm D. Enjoy as a piece "just because". Bowl only. Spoon available separately.
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.