My youngest daughter, Mae, has been on a snail kick lately. She is drawing them, getting books from the library about them, and hunting for them throughout the garden (they have yet to "hatch," or whatever snails do in the spring, to her great consternation.) So, for her birthday, we had a bit of a snail theme with the gifts. She received a very cool knit/felted snail made by a crafty Canadian on Etsy:
With that in mind, here is Mazie's birthday bowl. Maple, I think, soaked for ten minutes in flax oil/beeswax bath, engraved and painted with "Granny Smith Green" milk paint.
Design profile inspired by Jarrod StoneDahl's Norwegian ale bowls.