A bit of white ash destined to be firewood, recognized for it's beauty and taken to a lathe instead. This beautifully soft bowl is 5 inches, and just 1 inch deep. A bit of Maine beauty that will fit in the palm of your hand. It can sit on your dresser to hold jewelry or other treasures. This little piece of art is also unique in that it has a tiny knot that goes all the way through.
These are hand-made wooden bowls, created one at a time from local trees, in Ed Hoovler's Monson workshop. From the time a tree is identified as a possible source of interesting, useful, well-crafted bowls to the end of the finishing and buffing process, nearly a year passes. The wood is shaped, set off to dry for 6+ months, given its final shape, hand-sanded in a 10-step procedure, finished in a 6-step technique and, finally, buffed in three-step operation. Theses bowls are meant to be used and are easy to maintain. Wash in warm soap and water, then dry with a soft cloth. Do not soak and do not use in a microwave. When the finish becomes dull over the course of time, renew with a liberal hand application of mineral oil, allow to sit for 30 minutes, then polish with a soft cloth.