I thought I’d take a different approach on this piece as I wanted to keep some of the bark and grain intact on what started off as a thin piece of apple wood. It was turned while it was still very green and wet and over the course of another year I allowed it to slowly dry and warp into the form that you see here.
By offsetting where it was mounted I was able to get one large “wing” for the rim, which allowed the bark inclusion to make its way to the center of the bowl. As it tried, the wing developed a fun little curve to it. The side without the large wing did crack some, but I like the character it gives the piece.
I’ve finished the piece with Danish Oil, giving it a soft shine.