I harvested this glorious piece of oak from the river Bovey after a flash flood. The whole trunk was beautifully textured by the drying process and blackened by years sitting in peat on Dartmoor.
The wood is the richest dark brown, flecked with golden medullary ray and transitioning to black on the outside where it was in contact with the peat. It is some of the hardest wood I’ve ever turned!
I couldn’t bare to turn away the textured edge so cut them into disks, created a dish in the top surrounded by a simple bead. The exterior has been scorched to remove any sharp areas and three brass feet added to lift it creating a slight shadow underneath. These feet have been made from recycled rifle rounds.
It is silky smooth, top and bottom, while retaining the naturally created texture on the outside.
The form in the photo IS NOT exactly what you will be sent – Your dish will be made to order BUT will come from the same piece of wood, so it will be very similar and it will be the same colour.
Your dish will be approximately 180mm at its widest point and 50mm tall - a truly unique form which would grace anyone’s home.
Delivered in the UK in 10 days. Please note that Adam's studio is closed until the end of August, so this piece can be ordered but won't be commenced until the first week of September.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.