Handmade Ambrosia Bowl
This Ambrosia Display Bowl is of the Maple species. It is handmade on a wood lathe. The Ambrosia Beetles enter the wood and create these wonderful markings. Each bowl has different markings. I see a crab crawling on the beach. The markings are from insect damage as the beetles infest the tree. As they eat the tree fibers they leave behind these brown markings. The dots in the markings are holes where the insects enter and exit the wood. Eventually the tree will eventually die.
Centerpiece Gift Ideas
Picture the stunning wood bowl filled with fruits as the centerpiece of your table. This bowl is already sold by a gallery. However, if you would like a bowl like this let me know. Take a look in my store under bowls for available items.
If you like this Ambrosia Display Bowl you can also look at my Etsy store where I offer have a large selection of wood bowls and platters.
All items on my website are handmade by me in my studio in Montvale, NJ USA. They are signed on the bottom and they are food safe. When you purchase from me I guarantee that you are getting an original piece. My primary tool is the American Beauty, Robust wood lathe. Many turners consider this the dream lathe. I am extremely happy with the quality and performance of this product. I can turn a two hundred pound log down to a fifteen pound furniture stool or make jewelry weighing just a few ounces.
Care for Wood items
Keep out of direct sunlight and minimize exposure to wide swings in humidity levels
Do not wash with water, but if necessary use a damp cloth
Wax lightly with a quality food safe wax or oil and buff to restore the luster. I like beeswax, walnut oil or mineral oil.