Waved Bowl - in Spalted Beech
Waved bowl made from Spalted Beech
Size - D 25cm x H 6cm
Finish - Hard Wax Oil
A new design which I’ve been experimenting with for the exterior of a bowl. The wave detail is a way of adding a bit of play into an otherwise very minimal piece. It aims to bring both visual and textural appeal. A time consuming process but a very satisfying one watching it take shape.
This is storm fallen beech I have specially cut and prepared within our woodland, actively encouraging the timber to spalt. I've been doing this for many years now so it's not all luck but you never know quite what you are going to get until you cut the piece open.
This batch I really couldn't believe my eyes. Very high quality spalting with almost no punky (soft) wood.
This really is the Goldilocks zone that is so difficult to come by. Cut the wood too soon and there are no patterns, cut the wood too late and it becomes a rotten mess.
Spalting happens during the initial process of decay. By cutting and seasoning the wood, the spalting process stops, immortalising the patterns within.
For decoration or display.