Individually crafted

ENTIRELY UNIQUE

Making our bowls and vases truly becomes a labor of love due to the amount of work involved behind every piece. We work with all local salvaged wood, and all different types of wood. Each bowl is handmade and entirely unique. For more about the process behind creating each bowl, click here

 

STEP 1

Collect Downed Trees

All of our wood is locally sourced

We collect wood from trees downed by storms, from farms, or even from private residences where the homeowner has cut down a tree. This means that all of our bowls & vases are 100% sourced locally.

STEP 2

Rough Shape

Remove as much material as we can

We do an initial rough shaping of the piece to get it close to its final form, and to get the piece ready for the drying process.

STEP 3

Drying Process

Bowl blanks dry for up to one year

Safely coated and packaged, our roughly shaped bowls, or bowl blanks, then have to completely dry - a process that can take about one year. Since we work with fresh wood, the pieces contain a lot of water which has to be slowly removed from the piece.

STEP 4

Final  Shaping

The piece acquires its final form

Once completely dry, the bowl blanks have warped and changed in shape considerably. They get put back on the lathe and shaped to the final form and thickness.

STEP 5

Finishing

Now for the sanding and finishing

At this point, we have our final form, but we still need the piece to have that silky smooth to the touch feel. So, we sand each piece, and then coat it with product. Our bowls are all treated with a food-safe finish, while our vases are treated to hold water for fresh flowers.

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