Y Knot Bowl, Large, Spalted Maple 13"
The Maple tree and Maple leaf have long been associated with Canada. The tree symbolizes balance and promise, two characteristics very much associated with Canadians! The black ink-like markings in the Spalted series occur naturally in some Maple trees as they age and begin to rot. Both spalting and ambrosia are natural, harmless and provide absolutely stunning patterns! In keeping with Canadian values, all of the Canadian Maple items will provide you with a balance between everyday casual dining and a formal dinner table.
The great majority of the wood is locally sourced, but sometimes Hugh uses exotics for accent pieces.
Caring for Your Bowl
Most importantly – please do not put in the dishwasher! The strong
detergents and high temperatures will damage handmade wood products.
To clean, simply wipe with a damp cloth or wash in warm, lightly soapy
water. Soak for less than 1 minute.
If you are using the items regularly, the oils in the food and on your hands
will constantly season the wood so you probably won’t need to re-apply any
oil to the finish. But if necessary, a LIGHT coat of walnut oil or butcher block
oil can be applied. Don’t use olive oil as it can go rancid if the item isn’t used
regularly. Some types of mineral oil can be used, but some varieties do not
dry well, leaving the surface feeling sticky.