Large Bowl - in Sweet Chestnut
Bowl made from ebonised Sweet Chestnut
Size D 27.5cm x H 9cm
Finish - mineral oil
Sourced from our woodland in Kent
An iron solution reacts with natural tannins in the wood turning it black. Sweet Chestnut is very rich in these tannins and so becomes a great candidate for this technique. Some areas of the timber do not absorb or react so readily to the solution applied appearing a darker brown.
For this piece I have used a wire brush to texture the outside. This abrades the softer layers between the growth rings and makes them appear more prominent. The inside of the bowl is sanded smooth.
Enko Series - The pieces are inspired by Japanese wooden tableware with the name Enko translating to ‘arc’. All these items can be drawn with simple arcs made up of different sized circles.