EVELYN is a natural edge wood bowl that I hand turned on my lathe from ginkgo wood. As you can see, a portion of the bark is present as a “live edge” on the rim. I reinforced this area, but left it otherwise natural as it is a unique feature of this bowl.

The tree from which this wood came once stood at Bell Court near the historic Bell House in Lexington, Kentucky. My imagination runs wild when I think about how this tree inhabited the grounds at the time that the home was visited by Mary Todd Lincoln.

The city’s maintenance staff girdled the tree with their weed eaters, leading to its ultimate demise. (The city now owns the property.) As a result, however, the arborist that owned the service that removed the tree (and who so kindly shared this wood with us), petitioned the city to change its lawn care practices so this would not happen again.

The exterior of this natural edge wood bowl measures 11-1/4″ wide, 2″ tall, and 1-5/8″ deep. I polished the bowl with food safe walnut oil, followed by the application of beeswax to provide a durable finish and rich luster. Care instructions for the wood are included with the purchase of this 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.

Creekview Woodshop donates a portion of every sale to Green Forests Work, a nonprofit dedicated to re-establishing healthy and productive forests on formerly mined lands in Appalachia.

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