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.