Bridgette is a spalted wood bowl that I hand turned on my lathe from spalted hackberry wood. The simplicity of the form highlights the beauty of the spalted wood.
To create this spalting, the hackberry wood was allowed to begin initial stages of decay and then subsequently dried to prevent further decay. The partial decay is called spalting and gives the wood dark contrasting lines and streaks where fungus began to attack the wood.
The bowl measures approximately 4-7/8″ wide, 3-1/2″ tall, and 3″ deep. I finished the wood with high friction polish to enhance any natural changes in coloring, tone, and grain of the wood.
Finally, care instructions are included with the purchase of this one-of-a-kind piece.
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A little about me….
I’m a historical archaeologist and spend my days excavating sites, analyzing artifacts, and writing up my findings. When I’m not in the field, you’ll find me in my woodshop. I primarily use found and reclaimed wood from here in Central Kentucky. It’s my hope that incorporating elements of the wood as I found it into each piece serves as a reminder that the object you see once was part of a beautiful, living tree. Learn more about me and my shop here.