A unique decorative centerpiece or serving bowl, carved by hand from local basswood in our shop in Downeast Maine.




This multi-purpose bowl would be great for serving guests as part of your bust-out-the-nice-stuff entertaining wares, as a natural place for resting dough, or as an everyday statement fruit bowl on your countertop. 




We picked up this beautiful piece of warm brown basswood in coastal Bar Harbor, Maine not far from Acadia National Park. We hollowed out this bowl using only hand tools, allowing the shaping to be completely free-form and unique by using no compasses or rulers. The resulting profile and decoration at one end of the bowl ended up accidentally appearing very cat-like! The inside of the bowl is covered with a stubtle flowing handcarved faceted surface and the shorter outside edges are deeply textured from gouges. The longer outside edges were smoothed by drawknife and intentionally left freckled with wabi sabi undulations that follow the natural grain of the wood. The "handled" shorter ends of the bowl feature chip carved decorations and are finished with non-toxic (and food safe) teal green flax oil paint.


This bowl is completely one-of-a-kind unique and non-replicable. 


The surface of the bowl has been finished with organic solvent-free linseed oil and candelilla wax, making the wood smooth and perfect for food contact. 


This bowl shouldn't be used with very liquid-y foods, like vinegary salad dressing or soup.






About 25 3/4" long by 7 1/2" wide by 3 1/2" tall overall.




You will receive the same exact bowl as in the photos. Hand wash only and re-oil with the included tin of our wood balm as needed.


$495.00 Regular Price
$345.00Sale Price
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