DECORATIVE HIVE BOWL IN BLACK WALNUT 19"x9"
I've been almost exclusively a functional art maker for years. Mostly because I have a hard time having items in my home that don't serve a utilitarian purpose. I do love art on my walls, but struggle with it taking up table space. But... I always have to remind myself that I'm not my customer and you might love the idea of a massive piece that can't be used for food service. A massive table centerpiece left empty, fill it with seasonal decor, etc. It's Big, Bold, and Beautiful.
Textured, Ebonized then waxed on the outside. The inside is ebonized they were painted and splattered with a metal pigment paint that's polishable. Its slightly reflective and you can get lost in the patterns in it for way too long (don't ask me how I know LOL)
- BLACK WALNUT
- This bowl is not food safe but is fine to fill with seasonal decor if desired
- The photographs are the actual bowl you will receive. This bowl is one-of-a-kind
How to Care for Your Bowl:
Dry dust only
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Your Alexander Designs piece arrives finished with a food safe oil and wax combination. Proper cleansing and seasoning will maintain its natural anti-bacterial properties. To prevent splitting or cracking, never soak your piece in water, put it in the dishwasher, refrigerator, or microwave.
After use, hand wash with soap and water, rinse, and hand dry. After it has been allowed to completely dry, after repeated use it may seem a little dull or dried out from washing. If so, it could use a bit of seasoning. The following are great options: Our favorite is our made in-house Wood Wax. Simply rub a small amount of Wood Wax onto the piece with a small lint free cloth (In our home we leave a small piece of cotton cloth in the Wood Wax tin, as to never waste any product), let the wood wax absorb into the piece for 20-30 minutes, then buff off the excess with a lint free cloth. Our second choice would be a heat-treated walnut oil such as Mahoney’s Walnut Oil (it can be found at several retailers online. Lastly, (our least favorite option) you can use Mineral Oil as it’s food safe, however it does evaporate and will require more frequent applications. Always avoid using any vegetable-based oils as they will turn rancid over time.
Following these care instructions will allow your piece to be enjoyed for generations. If you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email, or call, we are here to help you.