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The 'Zaan' area, just north of Amsterdam is part of The Netherlands that is deeply steeped in tradition. Many of the small villages are filled with century-old houses, still in the old traditional style; wooden houses painted green with white window sills.

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In the landscape between the villages many old, restored and fully functional windmills can be found.

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In line with the traditional craftmanship needed to build these houses and windmills I build wooden bowls using just a saw, glue and sandpaper.
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The wood is solid wood of the best kinds available and only treated with (food friendly) oil.
On this page you can see a number of samples of bowls I made. The shape, size and kinds of wood can be varied upon request.
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Prices are dependent on size and type of woods used. Most of the bowls are approx 10cm/4 inch high and 30 cm/12 inch in diameter. All profits will go the Prinses Maxima center for children oncology.

Since all bowls are unique and different the ones I have in stock differ regularly. This is the list of the currently available bowls:

Nr 53; 13 sided bowl with various colors (including purple). The topline is varied in height.
(100 euro):

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Nr 52; 10 sided thin walled bowl with dark and light coloured strips of wood
(100 euro):

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Nr 48; 10 sided thin walled bowl with contrasting light squares
(120 euro):

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Nr 49; 6 sided thin walled bowl with contrasting dark and light strips
(80 euro):

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Nr 50; 10 sided thin walled bowl with contrasting dark and light strips. The underside is also made of different coloured strips of wood
(120 euro):

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Nr 47; 10 sided thin walled bowl, higher and wider than most bowls. Dark and light wood are mixed with vertical teakwood stripes
(sold):

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Nr 29; Triangular bowl with different strips of wood
(120 euro):

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Nr 38; Simple 6 cornered bowl. This bowl was made using oak from old railwaycarriage floorboards. Thousands and thousands of people must have walked on this wood before it became a bowl, beautiful in it's roughness
(100 euro):

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Nr 33; 12 sided thin walled bowl with contrasting dark and light squares
(120 euro):

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Nr 09; 6 sided striped bowl with oak inner lining
(100 euro):

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Nr 34; 8 sided delicate thinwalled bowl
(sold):

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Nr 25; 15 sided bowl with nice accents
(120 euro):

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Nr 36; 8 sided delicate thin walled bowl in light and dark wood
(80 euro):

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Nr 40; 10 sided bowl with many different wood sorts for a good variety of colors
(120 euro):

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Nr 31; 8 sided delicate thin walled bowl in dark and light wood
(80 euro):

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Nr 35; 4 sided thin walled black and white bowl with black corners
(120 euro):

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You can reach me via email (dries@bessels.org), telephone and WhatsApp (+31-6-44028346)


I am a proud supporter of both the Prinses Maxima centre for Children Oncologie and the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Dutch Cancer Institute!