A hollow vessel turned on the lathe from english oak burr and precious bog oak. The bark edge is still retained in this piece, with it's hollow interior visible through its walls.
Bog oak is formed when an oak tree falls into a peat bog for many hundreds even thousands of years. Due to the conditions of the mineral rich peat, which lacks oxygen, it reacts with the tannins in the oak to form a very dark black wood, which still retains the characteristics of oak although can be harder to work.
Dia. 26cm x H 11 cm