Each one of my bowls starts as a solid block of Southern Ontario hardwood cut from a sustainably harvested log.

It is turned into a heavy form which is then carefully dried for six months...allowing the wood to shrink and warp, and in doing so, become very stable.

The now dry, but warped form, is put back on the lathe and

turned for a second time to create its final shape.

Over many years of service, one of my bowls will take on a beautiful, rich patina achieved only by the passage of time.

Sizes vary from 10 to 24 inches in diameter and up to 12 inches deep. They are perfect for use as salad or fruit bowls and make perfect wedding gifts.

There are no synthetic finishes on my bowls. Only food grade walnut oil is rubbed into the wood over several days. Then a light layer of bees wax is applied. This simple traditional finish does not artificially seal the wood. It can breathe with the change of seasons and can take in the oils from the salads thus preserving and seasoning the wood.

These bowls can be hand-washed with soap and water. The only maintenance necessary is the occasional wipe with a food grade oil if the wood begins to feel dry. (see-"Care of Bowls")

My 'two stage' method of production allows my bowls to be used heartily for everyday tasks... http://livepage.apple.com/How_I_Make_Them.htmlHow_I_Make_Them.htmlshapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1

My bowls are made from one piece of solid Ontario hardwood.

They can be used for every day tasks... everyday!

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