Finish: Clear Gloss Lacquer
Appearance: Fine close texture with interlocked grain
Shape: Irregular – Almost like a Peanut
Overall Size: 4¼“ x 7¾” x 15¼”
The inspiration for this bowl came from traditional American treenware. This irregularly shaped handle bowl was hand carved from one piece of a recycled urban sycamore tree grown in Hunterdon County New Jersey. The wood was air-dried, gouged out and then shaped through sanding.
The wood is light in color with darker spots throughout the piece. The alternating shades of light and dark creates a spectacular almost leopard like look. The front side of the bowl is lower than the back and invites the viewer to look in to see the tree ring and a small knot on the inside bottom of the bowl. By making one side of the bowl lower than the other, the bowl appears to be tilted; however, the outside bottom is flat. The medium to dark brown and green bark was left intact on most of the outside bottom of the bowl. The bowl “handle” is an oval opening on one side of the bowl.
A truly magnificent piece that was designed to stand on its own beauty or as a functional piece for small fruit, candy or even potpourri.
All artwork has been handmade by Bruce in his home studio. Unless otherwise noted, the wood comes from recycled trees. Out of the Woods – USA does NOT work with outside manufacturers, employ anyone to design or produce, use automated machinery, computer assisted tools, lasers or kits to make any artwork. The bottom line is that the consumer is getting a one-of-a-kind handmade piece made by an American artist from start to finish in his one man shop.
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