I salvaged a piece of birch from the firewood pile at Kate’s farm, and this is what came out of it. The birch had already started to disintegrate, which shows in the streaky colour changes. The shape of the blank was such that I had to make a feature of the bark. At the same time this limited the wall thickness I could achieve without losing the bark. With its glossy varnish, this vase is sure to make a statement in any living room.