The shaping of this birch bowl began in Spring of 2020 and it was one of two very green (wet wood) blanks that I was working on. At that point, I was fairly new to woodturning and as the bowl took shape, I just wasn't that happy with how it was coming together.
I put both bowls on the shelf until the summer of 2022, when they caught my eye again and an idea sparked, literally. I decided to finish turning them to shape and set them afire.
Typically when I'm using the method of Yakisugi, I keep a close eye on my pieces so as they don't burn or change shape too much. However, this time I let the flames run their course.
To me, this bowl and it's larger sibling Ember, are the definition of Wabisabi - perfectly imperfect, with organic edges and two different, individual yet parallel stories of origin.
Since it is finished with a food safe oil it could be used for fruit, however due to the texture and nature of this bowl, I would suggest using it for decor or display only.
Dimensions: 8.5 inches x 4.5 inches // 21.75 cm x 11.5 cm
This bowl is not watertight and is intended for decorative use. Measurements are approximate and it's finished with an all-natural, non-toxic and plant-based oil.