Bronze Age Wooden bowl replica for Heathrow airport

The excavations at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 were the biggest ever dig in the UK. They also uncovered a particularly fine wooden bowl.

I loved the bowl from when I saw the first images and was thrilled to be asked to make a replica of it to go in a display in the terminal building. The original is above and below are images of my replica, carved rather than turned from a piece of poplar and scraped to a smooth finish.

I have been flat out the last few weeks and lots of nice work has come and gone without being photographed I did just get a snap of this pair of kuksas, I liked these a lot and will be doing more.

One Response to Bronze Age Wooden bowl replica for Heathrow airport

  1. Unknown December 18, 2012 at 3:22 am #

    Very interesting bowl, Robin. Like a huge coffee mug. I like the way the rim returns inward a bit. You really nailed the reproduction. Spot on.David Fisher