All of the vessels in this section started out as flat boards. This is because the only way I can usually obtain the exotic (imported) timbers that I find appealing is in flat boards. With this
process, a typical bowl will only require 10 to 20% of the
material compared to a bowl that started out as a solid block, making bowls still affordable even from very expensive wood. These bowls range in diameter from 4 inches to 12 inches, with most around 10 inches. Most are finished with a buffed out lacquer, causing people to frequently mistake them for glass. The following pictures are examples, but I use many more types of wood than just those shown here.
This is a closer view of a bloodwood bowl. This wood is from South America and is very hard and dense. It is a beautiful cranberry red color. It is relatively easy to obtain and is moderately expensive. I usually have several Bloodwood bowls in inventory.