A special piece of Bradford Pear provided the canvas for this one-of-a-kind bowl. I turned the log "green" (right after the tree had fallen), and then allowed nature to "do its thing" as the piece dried over several months. The resulting gentle twists in the shape add a beautiful, natural organic feel to the entire piece. Pictures don't do justice to the amazing "fiddleback" texture of the grain and the Pear's amazing color. Hand-sanded to a silky, smooth touch, and topped off with several coats of food-safe finish. This bowl would be great as a conversation piece on top of an end table, or to hold fruit and placed on your kitchen counter.