I hand carved this bowl using a mallet and a set of mallet gouges along with alot of hand sanding.  The process was time consuming considering cherry is a relativly hard wood.   Hope you enjoy it as much as i enjoyed making it.

This black cherry bowl utilized sap and heart wood to give a nice contrast between light and dark grain.  The flutes are in a spiral pattern that get smaller as they get closer to the foot of the bowl.  The inside of the bowl is smooth so it can be used as a functional bowl if desired.  The bowl dimensions are 11 inches diameter and 5 inches tall.