Sometimes the wood dictates the shape of the bowl. This one is approx 10" diameter and is of a beautiful spalted beech. Spalting takes place when wood is attacked by a fungus and can rot the wood if left too long. The marks left can be varied depending on the wood, the fungus and also on the general conditions. This bowl needed no decoration and to be a simple style leaving it purely natural to show off mother nature's own artistic talents.