hand turned wood

Elm – Natural Edge Bowl

Elm – Natural Edge Bowl | 14.5″ x 13″ x 4.5″ | #456

This wood came from a tree on Roscoe Blvd in Ponte Vedra Beach that blew down during hurricane Irma in 2017. This piece was made from the crotch section of the tree which is where the tree forks and branches out in different directions. This action causes the tree grain to both compress and grow in different directions. The edge of this bowl is the natural outside edge of the tree. The black lines in the wood are where the wood is beginning to decay. This is called spalting. When I made the bowl the wood still contained some water so I set it aside for several months to dry. During the drying process the wood cracked. When the wood became stable I filled the cracks with ground up turquoise stone.

SKU: WOOD-10456 Artist: Tag:
Nicole Wolff
Gallery Director

"All my bowls and vessels are made from recycled wood. This is wood from a tree that was cut down by a homeowner for safety reasons, by a builder in order to facilitate construction of a new home or was blown down by Mother Nature. This wood would have ended up in the city landfill or someone’s fireplace. Much of my wood I find on the side of the road waiting for the trash pickup.

None of my bowls are perfect because they were made from imperfect wood by imperfect hands however, I make up for their imperfection by adding a little magic to each one. Beyond their beautiful appearance, each of my bowls/vessels has the added benefit of being able to hold your worries and fears. So by placing your worries and fears in your bowl, you are better able to focus on the blessings in life.

I hope you enjoy your bowl as much as I did in making it for you."

- Mark Wood