White birch is so very interesting and beautiful. And this piece is no exception. Ed knows each of his bowls on a very personal level. He knows where the tree came from, and cares about the history of that tree. This beautiful bowl came from Ginny's tree, this tree lived a long life before it had to be taken down. It is 12 inches across, 4 inches in height. Just look at the photos, it will speak for itself. A one of a kind bowl, perfect as a one of a kind gift.
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.