Many of my pieces are designed with a medieval inspiration in mind. Because of this, I do not typically complete pieces with a high-gloss and polished finish. While this is style of modern finish is certainly something I can do, I tend to not over-sand the pieces as I enjoy there being a proper texture to a wooden bowl. I tend to finish bowls one of two different finishes depending on the type of use the items are expected to receive.
Care and Feeding
Wooden bowls, cups and goblets are not like normal dinnerware; they are organic material and need a little bit more specialized care. There are a few simple ways to care for your wooden ware so that you can enjoy it for years to come.
- Before your first use of it, gently wash the wooden ware wash a warm water and dish soap
- Do not leave the item to soak or leave it filled with liquids for extended periods of time
- Do not ever put it in the dishwasher. Ever.
- Keep the item out of the direct sun when drying or when still wet . It can cause temperature variations which will cause it to crack.
- Do not leave the wood ware, wet or dry, near a fire so that only one side heats up and the other side doesn’t. This too will cause it to crack.