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 was not really a good shape to turn into a bowl, but I couldn’t let the raw texture in the grain from where the branch separated from the tree go to waste. With the idea of keeping as much of the natural outside intact this catch-all dish was born.
The central bowl is just over 3 inches wide, making it perfect for keys, change, or just about and other small items you need to get out of your pockets.
I’ve finished the piece with Tung Oil, giving it a soft shine and deep tone.