the finish is presently just a coat of natural stain to block moisture absorption
On both the bottom and the top, this one has what I personally consider to be a very pleasing conglomeration of curves. This is the first bowl I've done in this particular shape and I like it and will probably do more.
NOTE: this bowl has been finished and is now available on my bowl-sale site: www.phinds.com/bowls/
Information on this specific bowl can be seen at: n046