Ambrosia Maple Bowl


A little bread—a crust—a crumb—
A little trust—a demijohn—
Can keep the soul alive—

— Emily Dickinson, from Poem 159 (1896)

Looking back, I was surprised at how long it had been since I’d carved a lettered bowl like this.  Felt great to make another.  This one was carved from a silver maple tree that had been visited by ambrosia beetles, leaving the telltale streaks of color in the wood.


I revisited Emily Dickinson for the poem excerpt.  Here are a few more photos:





This one is available for purchase.  Just shy of 16 inches long, 7 1/4 inches wide, and 3 1/2″ high.  $650 includes insured shipping.  You can email me at or leave a comment below.  Update: SOLD


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5 Responses to Ambrosia Maple Bowl

  1. maydanlex says:

    Like a restaurant you go to time and time again where the meal is always great….so it is with David Fishers bowls…always beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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  2. Stephen Cox says:

    thanks for the thought. your lettering is beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Tone says:

    Great lines,elegant, and, of course, already sold.


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