"We turned a wooden bowl out of a single piece of ash. The next process was to burn out the soft summer growth from between the harder winter growth rings to highlight the natural grain. From this we took a mould to produce the final piece, a very satisfying process."
This bowl has a food safe coating and a cork base to protect the surface you put it on to.
Size: 30cm diameter
Not dish washer safe or oven proof.
John was originally drawn to concrete as a creative material because of its versatility, beauty and preconceptions of use. Unfortunately though, concrete has typically large environmental footprint. The basic statistics are that to make a metric tonne of cement produces 950kg of CO2, it also takes 1.3 tonnes of rock to be quarried to make it from. Baring this in mind, John was able to consult professors studying alternatives and began to create a new, less environmentally impactful, concrete. The two key points are that the CO2 cost of manufacture has dropped from 950Kg per tonne to 50Kg also, the amount of rock needing to be quarried to make it from has dropped from 1.3 tonnes to zero. This is because the queried material has been replaced with industrial waste.
John continues to look into ways of reducing Wild + Wood's carbon footprint and experiment with environmentally friendly materials.