Spencer Peterman is always on the lookout for fallen trees rotting in the woods. He gets excited about this kind of stuff. So do his customers. Hidden in those fallen trees — especially the ones covered by moss and dirt — is wood disfigured by the beginnings of decomposition. Turning that wood on a lathe produces strikingly unique bowls, perfect for your home or showroom.
Almost all the wood we get is from locally fallen trees in Western Massachusetts, such as maple, cherry or black walnut. The maple bowls are figured by the decomposition and aging of the wood, which we call "ambrosia" or "spalted."
All our bowls are food-safe. They are dried down to 6% moisture. The spalted bowls can make the maple more soft but we don't send out the ones that are not functional. They are meant to be used for food. They are treated with bees wax and mineral oil for food safety and to keep the wood from drying out.
NO CASH VALUE. MAY NOT BE USED FOR TAX.