Bradford pear is one of my favorite woods. It has such a great range of colors and the grain can often contain great surprises. This particular piece of bradford pear quite rough, as it came from break between the branch and trunk of the tree. I couldn’t let the all that wonderful, rough texture from where the branch separated from the tree go to waste. With that in mind, this winged dish was born.
The main bowl area is just over 4 inches wide and the “wing span” is right at 6 inches. It’s not much of a bowl for holding things, but its more of a true art piece, with the wings sweeping back as though it was in motion.
I’ve finished the piece with Danish Oil, giving it a soft finish.