Large wooden bowl
Liquid glass finish - inside only
Hand turned from single piece of Ginkgo wood, hand dyed by the artist
Made in Japan
A great center piece, large and deep.
Rimmed on the edge with approx 2.0cm width.
The charcoal colour comes from bayberry bark dye which the artist managed to fix to the wooden surface. It changes its shade and depth at an angle, showing the unique qualities of the grain and curvature of the wood.
The chip on the rim (approx 1.5cm) is a part of the character with this piece of wood.
This item is treated with liquid glass inside only, which not only makes it food safe and free from oil stains, but also that it will retain its colour for many years and is maintenance free, water resistant and unlikely to decay.
Liquid glass is a relatively new nano-technology coating formula using exactly the same materials used in glass.
( Read more about liquid glass here)
Diameter 29.5 cm Height 8.5 cm
Material: Ginkgo wood (single piece)
Quantity: unique piece
Artist: Kitayama Eita
Sold separately. Price is for one item only
large ginkgo bowl - bayberry dye
About the Maker
Raised at the foot of deep mountains in western Japan, Kitayama Eita is a wood artist who crafts breathtakingly beautiful tableware.
After spending many years for architectural and building works, he has found his passion in wood turning. Although it was relatively new skill to him and mostly self-taught, he has quickly developed his distinctive style.
Drawing on vintage French tableware which Kitayama has been collecting for years, he carefully translates the energy and soul of natural wood into utility objects. Naturally his items often feature or are build around the characters of each piece of wood such as knobs, splits and spalted marks. This makes an interesting effect when mixed with the almost perfectly turned forms of the vessels.
It is important for him that his works are both functional and aesthetically special. Botanical dyes on the wood and a liquid glass finish were his answers to achieve this synthesis of style and purpose. Kitayama’s tableware pieces are all food safe, organic, and surprisingly maintenance free.
Kitayama has recently found a new home in the northeastern Japanese town of Miyagi, another location in the midst of mountains, where he can find local wood in a sustainable way.
Handle with care. This item is not dishwasher safe. Not microwave safe.