Ginkgo / Fayette County, KY

EVELYN is a hand turned ginkgo wood bowl that I made on my lathe. This particular piece of wood came from a tree that stood at Bell Court near the historic Bell House in Lexington, Kentucky. It’s incredible to think that this tree was standing on the grounds at the time that the home was visited by Mary Todd Lincoln.

This majestic ginkgo tree unfortunately died due to being girdled by the city’s weed eaters (the city now owns the property). As a result, however, the arborist that owned the service that removed the tree (and who so kindly shared this wood with us), petitioned the city to change their lawn care practices so this would not happen again.

The exterior of the bowl measures 11-1/4″ wide, 2″ tall, and 1-5/8″ deep. The bowl was polished with food safe walnut oil and finished with beeswax to provide a durable finish and rich luster. A portion of the bark is still present as a “live edge” on one portion of the rim. This has been reinforced but left natural as a unique feature of this bowl.

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