Bird & Branch Koben Bowl, Charred Ash With Natural Edge

A contemporary hand turned wooden bowl in British charred Ash, with a finishing technique that dates back millennia.


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Charred Ash wooden bowl with natural edge, by Bird & Branch

  • Size: approximately 19.5 x 10cm
  • Due to the custom hand made nature of these products, there will be some variation in size and appearance.
  • Fusing Scandinavian design and British hardwood, each of these decorative statement pieces is slowly hand carved by Bird & Branch with locally sourced sustainable hardwood. The grain of the wood is preserved, and the shapes of these wooden bowls, vases and candles sticks open the opportunity to create your own story for years to come.

Beautiful hand turned wooden bowl in British charred Ash. With a contemporary design and a finishing technique that dates back millennia.

This black wood bowl is hand turned from English Ash, grown in East Sussex. The top of the bowl is left as a natural rough edge, showing the rawness of the grain.

Once shaped the bowl goes through the ancient Japanese technique of Yakisugi, scorching with a 2000 degree flame to cause instant charring. An abrasive is then used to remove the thin layer of loose charcoal and the process starts again. After the second charring the bowl is treated with a food safe hard wax oil.

The underside of this bowl has the Bird and Branch logo at its centre.

Some fine cracks and splits are evidence of the rapid moisture loss that takes place during the making of a Yakisugi piece. These are stable, and won’t expand.

The handmade quality of this hand turned wooden bowl, with its roots in ancient Japanese artisan techniques, gives this decorative and practical serving dish a beautiful connection in the Natural Home.

Made by Bird & Branch Turnery

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Weight 1.2 kg

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