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Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store
Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store
Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store
Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store
Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store
Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store
Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store
Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store
Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store
Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store

Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021)

Regular price $347 Unit price  per 

Description:
"Living in the woods, thinking of the woods, creating in the woods" is the philosophy of artist Kenji Usuda, who meticulously crafts gorgeous one-of-a-kind woodworks out of lumber sourced from the forested land near his home in Hokkaido. The organic edge and striking grain in Usada’s turned wood bowl sculptures celebrate the material’s natural origin. Food-safe walnut oil and beeswax protect and add a lustrous shine to the wood’s surface.

Measurements:
1 – 10.5" x 10.5" x 5.5"
2 – 10.25" x 10.25" x 5.75"
3 – 9.25" x 9.25" x 5.25"
5 – 13" x 12" 5.75"
6 – 12.5" x 11.75" x 6.25"
7 – 11.25" x 10" x 5.5"
8 – 7.5" x 7.5" x 5"
9 – 9.5" x 8.75" x 5"

History:
Master woodworker and artist Kenji Usuda lives in Shimokawa, a small town with a population of 3,000 in the northern part of Hokkaido. 90% of Shimokawa is forest. The different species of wood he sources in this region are selected because they have bends and knots, imperfections which make them unsuitable for furniture, but unique as works of art.

 

Materials:
1 – Walnut
2 – Birch
3 – Walnut
5 – Nire (a tree native to Japan)
6 – Ash
7 – Maple
8 – Ash
9 – Walnut

Variation:
Each wooden bowl sculpture is unique.  Due to the natural material, you will see the wood change color and patina over time.  This is part of its character.

Care Instructions:
Hand-wash with minimal detergent. Dry immediately and thoroughly. Condition with walnut oil and beeswax. The wooden bowl sculptures are not microwave or dishwasher-safe.  The bowl is food safe, but any strong color or acid in the food may discolor the bowl permanently.  

 

Art is final sale. 

 

Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store
Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store
Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store
Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store
Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store
Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store
Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store
Wooden Bowl Sculpture by Kenji Usuda (2021) - tortoise general store