This 13" salad bowl was turned from a beautiful piece of white ash (Fraxinus americana). The piece of wood itself, was very close to a large crotch ('V') in the tree and as a result has a lot of swirling grain lines. The darker heart wood and lighter sapwood provide considerable additional interest which is often referred to as "olive" ash thanks to it's resemblance to wood from olive trees. The form itself is simple but pleasant. The outside profile is a simple curve that features a raised cove at the rim, which creates a distinct shadow line and provides the perfect place for your thumb when you pick the bowl up. The top of the rim is inward sloping and the inside is undercut to provide another shadow line and visual depth the piece. A subtle foot at the base gives the form a little visual lift when it is sitting on a table or counter. The bottom features several concentric textured rings that demonstrate that the bottom was turned with as much care and attention as the rest of the plate. Finished with a food safe linseed oil and bees wax finish and then buffed to a pleasing satin sheen, this bowl is ready to go to work in your kitchen or dining room.