Bowl in elm with some beautiful burring in the wood, with inlays of African Blackwood. As I usually do with bowls of this design, the rim is undercut. The base is decorated - see picture.
Suitable as a fruit bowl or just for decorative purposes NB Unlike most of my bowls of this style, it is not suitable for salads, because of a space in the burred section through which oil might leak
To prevent the colours from fading do not stand the bowl permanently in direct sunlight. The finish of the bowl is carnauba wax which is non-toxic and hard wearing. Any cleaning should be done with a damp cloth followed by immediate drying. If so used, the surface will become mottled in time especially from the waxes carried by many fruits. In that case, the surface should be sanded with a very fine abrasive (eg wire wool 0000) and then coated with any cooking oil applied with a paper towel and left to dry for 24 hours.
Made on my lathe with standard woodturning tools. I drill the holes and then turn a sample of each piece to fit. After gluing and leaving overnight, I flatten off the top before oiling and polishing.
Dimensions - Diameter: 32cm Height: 4.6cm