This bowl is made from aged Bradford Pear that was sourced from a fallen branch here in North Texas. It is made from a smaller piece and still shows the chainsaw cuts on two sides. I left the chainsaw cuts mostly because I cut the wood too small to begin with and couldn’t get it fully round without severely shrinking the size of the bowl and losing the attached bark in the process.
Both the interior and exterior have some tear out and there is plenty of “sanding stripes” on the outside. The attached bark still has some of the lichens on it. I’ve coated it all in Danish oil to help stabilize it and some parts soaked in more than others (I may add more to it to help even out the shine). It’s more of a decoration piece or a change dish than a small snack bowl.
The bowl is 5 1/2 inches in diameter and 1 1/2 inches high.