Hand carved Ash bowl
Hand carved in London this gorgeous ergonomically shaped dish or shallow bowl is perfect as serving bowl or even as a decorative object of beauty. A complete one off made from wood found on the river Ouse, York, and signed by the artist Mike Scapa.
17.5cm dia x 5cm high
Hand carved in the UK from wood foraged around the river Ouse, York
Each is completely unique and the wood from which they are made is foraged from fallen logs in the woods near to maker Mike’s workshop making their carbon footprint virtually zero.
Please note, in case of severe nut allergies, that the pieces are finished with a food safe groundnut oil, chosen as it doesn’t leave a strong smell or flavour on the wood which can ruin the taste of food and drink.
To replenish the colour of the grain we recommend you periodically re-oil your woodenwares with olive, sunflower or vegetable oil. Wipe clean, not suitable for dishwasher.
Currently based in London, Mike has been woodcarving for six years, taking inspiration from the archaeological and ethnographic records; in artefacts and art works he sees in museum collections from past and present cultures alike. Each piece draws upon a long history of human creativity but is carved out of his own take on that history. Mike forages all of his materials from woodlands and parks across London and York (always with permission) and transports the logs back to his shed on foot or by bike. As such, the carbon footprint of his materials is almost zero. Working with green wood allows for subtle nuances in each log to create unique artefacts that are meaningfully made. Mike’s woodwork has led to a PhD research in archaeology and anthropology; studying craft communities and how technologies make us think and feel about our work and ourselves. His work, therefore, attempts to marry the personally charged, sincere attachment to objects in the home to something deeper and more fundamentally human.