Waved Yakisugi Bowl - in Ash
Waved Yakisugi Bowl - in Ash

Waved Yakisugi Bowl - in Ash

Regular price £165

Wave Yakisugi Low Bowl from Ash 

Size - D 15cm x H 5cm 

Finish - Tung Oil and Waxes 

The wave detail on the exterior of the bowl has come about from a playful experiment which I’ve really taken to. The undulating pattern brings a beautiful detail to the grain together with creating interest with light and shadow.

The other component of this wave detail is the textural experience. It just feels so nice in hand as your fingers conform to the waves. 

Here I’ve experimented with a tighter wave pattern. It’s a bit more fiddly and time consuming but the results are quite mesmeric. A real labour of love, this one. 

Treated with a food safe product so would be perfect for serving olives or snacks. This aims to be a piece of functional art but it is understandable if you wish to use this purely ornamentally. 

 Sourced from a huge limb of an ash tree which came off in high winds a few years ago within our woodland.

I’m really trying to make the most of this ash wood while we still have it. As such I’ve continued working on these yakisugi pieces and they have come to be a bit of an obsession, really fueling my creative expression. 

‘Yakisugi’ is a Japanese method of wood preservation using fire, dating back to the 18th Century and often used to treat the external wooden cladding of a building. 

Here I’m using Ash which has an open grain structure and the rapid springtime growth is far less dense than the later summer growth. This burns more easily and so when brushed down creates a beautiful texture all over the surface. 

After scorching, the pieces are meticulously burnished using a stiff brush, removing loose char and bringing the surface to a slight polish. 

All pieces are stamped with my makers mark, a very subtle ‘H’ on the underside so as to not detract from the beauty of the object. 

 

- Tung Oil comes from a nut so please be aware if you have a nut allergy. 

- do not let fruit rot in the bowl 

- hand wash / wipe down only 

 

Waved Yakisugi Bowl - in Ash
Waved Yakisugi Bowl - in Ash
Waved Yakisugi Bowl - in Ash
Waved Yakisugi Bowl - in Ash
Waved Yakisugi Bowl - in Ash
Waved Yakisugi Bowl - in Ash
Waved Yakisugi Bowl - in Ash
Waved Yakisugi Bowl - in Ash
Waved Yakisugi Bowl - in Ash