Japanese Style eating bowl with carving and repair

Japanese Style eating bowl with carving and repair

£40.00 Regular Price
£36.00Sale Price

Inspired by japanese design,the ramen bowl! A lush eating bowl for everyday life. And it doesn't need to be ramen, really.


This is a series of bowls turned from heavily spalted Beech. Knowing that these would show signs of age I had a choice to throw it on the fire or go the extra mile with doing proper old fashioned repairs. These were done with copper plated pins and a bit of sealing glue. I believe they are very beautiful and this style repair goes long back in history to a time where we still attached different values to our possesions.


As a turner who has turned creatively for many years, I have notice, just like in life,  there are phases one goes through. It's a joy to be able to tune into a particular design and through experience, get really good at it. I have a japanese bowl phase at the moment.

Japanese aesthtics have always appealed to my sense of beauty and here I have created my very own version of a japanese bowl, or Ramen bowl. 

They are of a generous size with a high foot, so it lifts the bowl of the table nicely. The taper at the base points inward and upward and creates a V shape.This gives the bowl a distinct appearance. Finally, there is some decoration carved into the upper part of the walls, some with colour some without.

These bowls are turned with extremley fine cuts on the last rounds and this results in a supreme finish. No modern abrasives were used.


* 20cm x 8cm, oiled with Tung oil and ready to use.



    3 copper pins and carved

    19 x 7cm

    finished with Tung oil.

    Please wash with warm soapy water just as you would wash regular dishes. Drip dry or towel dry, both works.

    Do not put into dishwasher or microwaves!



    If you are not happy with your purchase, please get in touch. You can return any item as long as it is not a custom order. Please be aware that you will have to pay for the return postage.


    Will be shipped out within 3 days of order if in stock. If out of stock, please allow a week for making and then shipping. Thank you

    I use mainlyHermes Courier.