Beli Wood Bowl finished in Dr. Ray's Genuine Bee Oil

Beli Wood Bowl


This Beli wood bowl is my first handmade bowl to have an inward-curving lip in the design. Beli (Zebrali, Awoura) wood is an exotic, non-endangered species (paraberlinia bifoliolata or julbernardia pellegriniana) imported from Africa.


The piece is signed by the artist on the bottom with pyography and finished in Dr. Ray's Genuine Bee Oil, a completely food-safe mixture of beeswax and mineral oil.


You can read more about Beli wood and the artist's turning experience in this blog post.