Charred Ash Bowl

Charred Ash Bowl


Bowl with Shou Sugi Ban Finish

This bowl from English Ash Wood has undergone the ancient Japanese technique of Shou Sugi Ban. The surface of the bowl is scorched with a 2000 degree flame to instantly char it. An abrasive is then used to remove the thin layer of loose charcoal and the process started again. After the second charring the surface is treated with a food safe organic oil and left for many weeks to cure. Some fine cracks and splits are evidence of the rapid moisture loss that takes place during the making of a Shou Sugi Ban piece. However, these are now stable and won’t get any larger.

This large bowl measures approx. 25cm wide, 8cm tall and 6.5cm deep.

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