A small retail space in Cape Tribulation (Far North Queensland, Australia) is taking a few pieces of my work … salad servers, wood bowls and some resin forms.

Two bowl forms in salvaged black wattle. Picture by Bob Gilmour.

In a session of bowl-making at the weekend, I shaped out two forms in Silky Oak which I intended to submit. However, I've considered it might be more appropriate to send something a bit harder to withstand handing by customers.

Bowl form in salvaged black wattle. Picture by Bob Gilmour.

So, yesterday I shaped two forms out of local salvaged Black Wattle … that should defy even the sharpest of fingernails!

Bowl form in salvaged black wattle. Picture by Bob Gilmour. Bowl form in salvaged black wattle. Picture by Bob Gilmour. Bowl form in salvaged black wattle. Picture by Bob Gilmour. Bowl form in salvaged black wattle. Picture by Bob Gilmour. Bowl form in salvaged black wattle. Picture by Bob Gilmour. Bowl form in salvaged black wattle. Picture by Bob Gilmour.