I was out walking my dog one morning and came across this Ash tree that had been felled due to the Ash Die Back Disease, I could
see the amazing ripple figure on the cut faces so I contacted the owner of the field and we came to an agreement that he would get a set of bowls and I could have all the usable wood from the tree.
Each piece is handturned by me from green wood. They are twice turned, the first time they are roughed out and left to dry for up to 6 months. Once the piece is dry they are taken back to the lathe, the shape is refined then multuiple coats of stain are applied to enhance the hidden figure. Up to 6 coats of lacquer are applied to give a long lasting durable finish. The lids are individually made and have a handcut 12tpi thread ensuring a secure closure.