This large plate (or small platter) was created from two pieces of wood that were sliced in to progressively narrower strips and then re-assembled in alternating order with the other board, producing an ombre effect, where board one fades into to the other. Because each board was placed in the lamination in its orginial orientation, grain flows from one ash stripe the other and from one cherry stripe to the next. The forms itself is a classic platter shape with an ogee profile on the outside, and a delicate bead defining the inner bowl. The inner bowl is undercut slightly to provide an additional shadow line that provide visual depth to the piece. The bottom has been finished with a simple ring foot that proves the bottom was turned with as much care and attention to detail as the rest of the piece. Finished with a food safe linseed oil, this piece is ready to go to work in your kitchen.