This Japanese bowl is hand turned from single piece of Ginkgo wood, hand dyed with bayberry bark extract, and finished with liquid glass, which is food safe.
Made in Japan.
Great as centre piece, large and deep with rustic natural texture. 2.0cm width rim makes a stylish accent on this already extraordinary bowl.
The charcoal colour comes from bayberry (wax myrtle) bark dye which the artist managed to fix to the wooden surface. It changes its shade and depth at angle, showing the unique qualities of the grain and curvature of the wood.
This item is treated with liquid glass inside only, which not only makes it food safe and free from oil stains, but also that it will retain its colour for many years and is water resistant, maintenance free and unlikely to decay.
Liquid glass is a relatively new nano-technology coating formula using exactly the same ingredients used in glass. It soaks into the grain of wood, vitrifies and coats the wooden fibre at nano-level.
The chip on the rim (approx 1.5cm) is a part of the character with this piece of wood.
Diameter 29.5 cm Height 8.5 cm
Material: Ginkgo wood (single piece)
Artist: Kitayama Eita
large ginkgo bowl - bayberry dye
Handle with care. This item is not dishwasher safe. Not microwave safe.
After serving food, wash this item by hand with warm soapy water and sponge.
Wipe off any water from the surface and leave it air dried before storing.