This ebonized bowl is made using a natural wood-darkening process that allows a the natural grain to show through. The ebonizing process reacts with the tannins in the wood to create rich dark brown and black colors. These bowls are most frequently made from oak wood. Oak is a sought after hardwood known for being strong, heavy and straight-grained. Peterman bowls are sustainably sourced, upcycled, and handcrafted in New England. Spencer Peterman’s nesting bowls range in size from 10” to 21”, and are a classic round shape with a clean edge and are 100% food safe.
Spencer Peterman is always on the lookout for fallen trees rotting in the woods. He gets excited about this kind of stuff. So do his customers. Hidden in those fallen trees — especially the ones covered by moss and dirt — is wood disfigured by the beginnings of decomposition. Turning that wood on a lathe produces strikingly unique bowls, perfect for your home
. Almost all the wood we get is from locally fallen trees in Western Massachusetts, such as maple, cherry or black walnut. The maple bowls are figured by the decomposition and aging of the wood, which we call “ambrosia” or “spalted.”