SPENCER PETERMAN~14 inch cherry oval bowl
Almost all the wood is from locally fallen trees in Western Massachusetts, such as maple, cherry or black walnut. The maple bowls are figured by the decomposition and aging of the wood, which we call "ambrosia" or "spalted."
unique bowls for use or decoration.
from the maker~
All our bowls are food-safe. They are dried down to 6% moisture. The spalted bowls can make the maple more soft but we don't send out the ones that are not functional. They are meant to be used for food. They are treeted with bees wax and mineral oil for food safety and to keep the wood from drying out.
It is hard to determine how long it takes to make a bowl. The logs have to be cut into 2 foot lengths and the lathe cuts out a set of bowls from 9 inches to 21 inches. From there they are taken from the mill to the shop where we do all the fine sanding and finishing work.
Burls are like tumors on a tree. We cut them off a living tree. It actually helps the tree because it's not healthy for a tree to grow burls. They are totally food safe and have their own characteristics.They are rough edged with quilted patterns, subtle cracks and crevices in the wood.
more sizes available~email for details
made in Massachusetts, USA
gorgeous works of art~treat yourself