Permanent Collection

Alice's Salad Bowl


Alice's Salad Bowl


Based on the shape of a favorite vintage piece in Alice Waters's kitchen, this hand-turned salad bowl is made from some of the most precious wood available: sustainable, salvaged redwood. The bowl is handmade by artist and woodworker, Bruce Mitchell, who uses a lathe to create each piece in his Inverness, California studio. Waters chose redwood as a material because it is exceptionally lightweight, but also very durable, and will patina beautifully with use. It also reminds Alice of the beloved, ancient redwood tree that grows in her back yard in Berkeley, California.

This LIMITED EDITION redwood salad bowl is designed with chef Alice Waters as part of her ongoing collaboration with Permanent Collection. As with all of the pieces in Alice’s Kitchen Collection, 5% of proceeds go toward supporting her foundation, The Edible Schoolyard Project, whose mission is to build and share a national edible education curriculum for pre-kindergarten through high school.

Please note that the grain and coloring will vary from bowl to bowl as each is unique. Avoid using harsh detergents to clean the bowl as it risks dehydrating the wood––simply rinse and wipe out. You may also regularly condition the bowl with food-safe mineral oil. The wood is sourced in Northern California from Evan Shively of Arborica. Each bowl is incredibly light—averaging 15 ounces—intended for easy sharing and passing around a table! 

Hand-turned redwood salad bowl

Made from sustainable, salvaged Northern California redwood.

Produced exclusively by Bruce Mitchell for Permanent Collection.

Each bowl is finished with food-safe oil sealer that will protect the wood for many years, but to avoid the possibility of stains, do not let water or food sit in the bowl. Wash in mild soapy water, rinse and dry after use. Store out of direct sunlight.



Shipping & Returns


Approximate dimensions are 13.25" in diameter by 3.5" high. Average weight is 15 ounces. Due to the bowls hand-made nature, size and weight may vary slightly.

Bruce Mitchell

Bruce Mitchell

Based in Inverness, California, Bruce Mitchell (b. 1949) has been working with wood for over four decades. Bruce is known for his vessels, sculptural tables, benches and abstract forms, many of which live in private and public collections across the United States.

As Bruce’s early lathe work evolved from the austere, classic shapes of Asian ceramics into more spontaneous, unique sculptural vessels, he began to expand on the carving techniques learned from his mentor, the artist JB Blunk, to develop pure abstract forms ranging in scale from the tabletop to the monumental.


Permanent Collections offers UPS Ground shipping on all U.S. domestic orders. International shipping to Canada and Europe is available via DHL and UPS.

Orders are processed one time per week, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. All orders ship from Berkeley, CA. Availability of products is not guaranteed. If you have ordered an item that is not available or that is delayed, we will notify you via email or telephone. When your order is processed, you will receive a shipment confirmation email with the shipping tracking number. Residents of California will pay state tax on their purchase (8.75%)

Expected arrival date for international orders is approximately 10-14 days from the order date. For international orders, a customs duty will be charged to you depending upon the country in which you reside and the cost of the product you have ordered. Permanent Collection is NOT responsible for payment of this duty. Please consult an online duties calculator before placing your order, as this charge could amount to a few hundred additional dollars for which you will be liable.


Should you wish to return an item, it must be in unused, unworn, unwashed, unaltered, and in undamaged condition and returned within 30 days of purchase. All returns must include original packaging: any boxes, hangers, garment bags, and other packaging materials.

To begin the return process, please contact us at We will then email you a return UPS shipping label and a return packing slip for you to mark with the reason(s) for your return. Repackage the item(s) you would like to return and place the prepaid UPS return label on the outside of the box you’ll ship back to us at:

Drop off your shipment at a UPS Store (find your nearest store at or at any UPS facility.

As soon as we receive your return, we’ll let you know in an e-mail and make sure that your refund is processed within 7 days. It may take up to 14 business days from the date we process your refund for it reflect on your original form of payment.

We reserve the right to deny refunds if the merchandise returned does not meet our return policy requirements.


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