Width: 12 inches
Height: 3.75 inches
Made from old-growth, hand-salvaged western hemlock from Sitka, Alaska.
Through careful preparation and drying, Zach was able to include the true heart of this tree. It took almost two years and many steps, but the result is a live bark edge on both sides of this vessel.
The iridescent grain shows a unique tree that grew close to a tall cliff, just uphill from a rocky beach that is pounded by surf from the open Pacific Ocean. The wild grain is an indication of the extra strength required during the growth of the tree in such wild and turbulent conditions.
The live bark edge is stable without glue because of Zach's careful drying of the wood. This vessel is a perfect example of Zach's skill and fascination with soft curves meeting the crisp lines of the rim and bark edges.
The shallow inner bowl could hold something very special, or be left open to highlight the grain. It is finished with food-grade tung oil and citrus oil, and is 100% natural and food-safe.