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Spalted Storm

Width: 10 inches
Height: 4.5 inches

Made from old-growth, hand-salvaged & wild spalted Red Alder from the Tongass National Forest in Sitka, Alaska.

Every vessel comes with a story.  During an autumn typhoon Zach spotted an alder floating past the house.  He towed it home and after carefully cutting the log, he left the pieces to begin the natural decomposition process.  Wild fungal spores entered the wood, and at just the right time, Zach roughed out this piece and allowed it to dry completely before carefully finishing.

The whole process took a year and a half.  You'll notice that the center of the tree is at the base, which gives a rising feel to the natural colors made by different species of wild fungus.  Of course the fungus is no longer active now that the wood is fully dry!

This vessel is truly one-of-a-kind.  It looks amazing complimented with brightly colored fruits, or simply as a display and conversation piece.

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