This first picture shows the turned face on the left, and it is here that you can see the beautiful grain of black ash. This piece has several horizontal ripples in the grain to provide extra visual interest. The heartwood is lined with a thin layer of sapwood just underneath the bark.
The second side of this pot is the bark of the tree, a coarse ridged texture that is a complete contrast to the finely finished wood surface.
This weedpot might be used to display dry grasses, but will make a fine addition to your decor or collection on its own.
The final side of the pot comes from an old crack in the tree. I think this may have been made by a lightning strike, but can't be sure. No matter what caused it, the result is a calloused area with vertical lines running down along each growth ring.