MERIDIAN is a modern wooden bowl that I hand turned from poplar wood responsibly sourced in nearby Scott County, Kentucky. If you’re familiar with my work, you’ll observe that I love playing with shape and form. Here I experimented with the idea of creating the illusion that bands were wrapping the bowl. The black thick black line on the exterior as well as the black lines on the bowl’s interior were all burned into the wood. I did not use paint on this piece.
The exterior of this modern wooden bowl (including the bands) measures approximately 7-3/8″ wide by 2-1/2″ tall, with interior dimensions of 6-3/8″ wide and 1-3/4″ deep. I polished this dish with food safe walnut oil to enhance its grain and natural coloring. Care instructions for the wood are included with the purchase of this piece.
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.