Kirley Maple Bowl
VARIETY: Big Leaf Maple (Acer Macrophyllum)
SOURCE: Chehalis, Washington
DIMENSIONS: 8″ dia. x 3-1/4″ tall
FINISH: Danish oil; buffed with Carnuba wax
DESCRIPTION: This big leaf maple bowl came from a storm-felled tree that landed across the driveway of JoAnne Kirley, Chehalis, Washington. The name “Kirley Maple” is a bit of an inside joke for wood aficionados, as “curly maple” refers to a rippled grain phenomenon, also quite evident on this piece (along with the spalting), that results from growth stress.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Food safe and waterproof, but not for prolonged storage of wet foods. Hand wash with soft cloth (no scrubbers), dish-soap, and water, then dry immediately with soft cloth. Finish will dull over time, particularly on the inside of the bowl, but can be “freshened” with food-safe salad bowl finish commonly available for wooden salad bowls.