This live edge bowl is made from aged Bradford Pear that was sourced from a fallen branch here in North Texas. I wanted to go with a live edge design on this one as well as try and keep some of the bark intact. As per usual, the wood had other ideas… Some bits of bark were stubborn and remained, others flew right off, exposing the delightful grain and textures just underneath.
Both the interior and exterior have some tear out and “sanding stripes.” To cover up those stripes on the exterior I added four burnishing lines for detail. Given the live edge shape, bits of bark, and the cracks that formed while turning, the piece has a very rustic feel. I’ve coated it all in Danish oil to help stabilize it (I may add more to it to help even out the shine). It’s more of a decoration piece than a snack bowl.
The bowl is 6 3/4 inches in diameter and 2 inches at its highest.