Bowls can be both utilitarian AND beautiful. They have many uses from fruit to what-not bowls, but are beautiful just sitting on a shelf.
From small ring boxes to larger jewelry boxes, turned lidded boxes make a great addition to any décor.
From cutting boards to cutlery the utensils you use in your house do not have to look drab!
I have been an artisan woodworker for many years, and truly find the art to be very therapeutic. Practically all of my turnings are from downed trees or reclaimed lumber.
You could probably find what you needed in a big box store, but would it be EXACTLY what you were looking for?
If you want to see more recent works, browse my Portfolio.