Dish - in Horse Chestnut
Dish made from Horse Chestnut
Size - D 13cm x H 2.7cm
Finish - Tung Oil and Waxes
Sourced from a large tree which fell down in 2021 in our woodland. The wood is unusually dark and I’ve never seen anything quite like it.
This phenomenon happens when a fungus gets inside the tree whilst it was alive, stains the wood and the tree fights back to contain the spread by depositing waxes and resins. This culminates in these bands of colour throughout the wood. A truly delightful oddity.
Here at Havelock Studio we take care of every part of the process from harvesting the timber, to processing, to drying and lastly carefully crafting the finished piece.
This dish design is about as simple as it gets. Born out of a desire to make the most of some small offcuts from really special timbers. They’d be perfect as a catch all or a purely decorative item.
N.B. Tung Oil comes from a nut so please be aware if you have a nut allergy.