Olive Bowl with Copper Inlay


This bowl was handmade from a local olive tree. The bowl blank was cut from an area of the tree where two branches converge, called a "crotch." The compression of wood fibers in this region creates amazing figure. Olivewood typically has multiple "imperfections" that need to be addressed, and this piece was no different. I used copper powder to fill the small cracks and voids throughout the bowl. The process of filling cracks is labor-intensive, but the final result is stunning.

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Dimensions: ~7 .5" round x 3 3/8" deep

Maintenance and care: This bowl was finished with walnut oil. Due to the number of small cracks that are typical of olivewood, it's not suitable for food use other than dry foods such as popcorn, candy, or anything that can be cleaned with a damp cloth.