I never even new cherry grew in England before I started learning about trees. I don’t know why since most places I have lived, cherry thrives. Once you learn to identify them, you learn they are pretty prolific, particularly in chalky areas like my local hills, the Chilterns. The wood is lovely to turn or work with hand tools, it has beautiful colours and smells so sweet.
This simple cherry bowl with hand gouged finish was one of the first things I learnt to turn, my friend had been giving me free tattoos as he was an apprentice and I wanted to give him a bowl in return. His only pre-requisite was that he wanted a bowl sturdy and deep, so he could use it to eat everything and anything out of. A “Chippy” is what he received.
This bowl can be used for food or plants that like being dry, like succulents, in the product photo I have planted an Echeveria.
For more info about Cherry and tree identification and interest see my blog – Tree School.
If this product is sold out but you particularly love the shape then get in touch, I can always get my hands on cherry and recreate this for you with the addition of any alterations you request.