Rosalind is a cherry wood bowl that I hand turned on my lathe. For this piece I used wood responsibly sourced from right here in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
As a historical archaeologist interested in refined and utilitarian historic ceramic wares, I love nineteenth- and twentieth-century annular-banded yellowware mixing bowls. That is what came to mind as I turned this piece of cherry, and I thought it might be fun to play with that shape (and the annular bands) when designing a wood bowl.
The overall cherry wood bowl measures approximately 9-1/4″ wide, 2-3/4″ tall, and 2″ deep. I reinforced natural cracks in the wood, but otherwise left them natural as I consider them unique features of the vessel.
I polished the wood with food safe walnut oil followed by a protective coating of carnauba wax and beeswax to provide a durable finish and rich luster. Care instructions 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.