These nests of bowls are very special. It took me five years to learn how to make them and I have to forge all my own curved hook tools to cut one bowl inside the other, most of the time I am working blind by feel. This nest is turned in sycamore, a wood traditionally used for the big bowls in the dairy industry which had to stand years of hard daily use. They are collectors pieces but also designed for use, they will get nicer with regular use. I don’t make many of these and starting with the launch of my new website I am going to number and record each set. No 005 is a particularly large and deep set. 14″ by 5.5″
There is a video showing the process and the history on the “Craft” page.