Bowl - in Sweet Chestnut
Bowl made from ebonised Sweet Chestnut
Size D 17cm x H 7cm
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.
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.