Bowl ( 183), Spalted Birch With A Live Edge, Turned Through-the-pith
Bowl (#183), spalted birch with a live edge, turned through-the-pith. The centre of the newspaper can be seen at the bottom of the room. The shape was designed to focus on the high live edge. This was accomplished by gently tapering the bowl outwards from the bottom upwards and stopping at the edge of the living edge. The figure and color wave as you go around the room and is interspersed with rays to create a delicious visual display of spalted birch. The darker heartwood at the bottom connects to the darker live edge at the top. It would be the perfect way to fill with various dried flowers. Handling: wooden objects can break if they are abandoned. They are safe for a typical use to serve food (unless otherwise specified). These should last decades with proper care and manipulation.
Safe uses: all dry, slightly wet foods, unstained, sliced fruits - oranges, apples, pears, peaches, etc. Cleaning: wipe them with a wet soap towel, then wipe them with a hot and soap-free dish towel and dry immediately. Wood products are still alive: many believe that wood died after a tree was converted into timber.
It is, but it is not. The wood expands and contracts with changes in temperature and humidity. You can see new checks (it's a term for a crack) and others disappear as the seasons change. Don't worry, that's what wood does. This item is made of wood.