The Latin name of Black Cherry is Prunus Serotina, which translates to “late to bloom”. Cherry is my favourite hardwood to work with- for it’s strong grain, fragrant smell, and rich warm colour. I started this piece by rough cutting it to round on the bandsaw, then mounted it to the lathe, woodturned it to a shape of my desired style, and carefully sanded and finished. The food-safe oil brings out the natural, rich dark patterns in the feather grain. It’s the perfect display plate for cupcakes, veggies, grapes, candies, other small yummy items, or jewellery.