Fairlight Patterned Beech

Fairlight Patterned Beech

220.00

Hand turned in our Fairlight style from a unique material we call Patterned Beech, the beautiful markings of this bowl are a 100% natural and organic result caused by the process of regeneration in the woodlands.

Fallen Beech trees are left on their sides for between 3-5 years and during this time various creatures cause the patterns as they break the log down. Once the wood is milled and dried the beautiful results are locked in place waiting to be reveled by our chisels.

Between the time in the woodland and then air drying, it can be 6-8 years after the tree was felled before we get our hands on this material. Our challenge is to make sure that we do it justice and turn it into something truly beautiful.

This bowl measures 25cm wide, 7cm tall and 5cm deep and is finished with a mix of food safe natural plant oils and waxes that retain the colour of the timber as it comes from the woodland. We recommend it be decorative use, however the food safe finish also makes it fully functional if you wish to use it for fruit or at the table as well.

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Bird & Branch have been awarded a Certificate of Registered Design by the UK Government Intellectual Property Office for the Fairlight Bowl. This marks it as a new, original and unique design, the form of which is now protected and owned exclusively by us.

As a side note, the Fairlight shape was developed specifically with this beautiful material in mind. The vertical side of the design provides a canvas for patterns that would be lost to the workshop floor as saw dust on most traditionally shaped bowls. For us its so exciting to see both design and nature come together to produce a truly special piece like this.